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Ṭārum
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, Ṭārom , the name of two places in Persia.

1. The best-known is the mediaeval Islamic district of that name lying along the middle course of the Ḳi̊zi̊l Üzen or Safīd Rūd river [q.vv.] in the ancient region of Daylam [q.v.] in northwestern Persia. Adjoining it on the east was the district of K̲h̲alk̲h̲āl [q.v.]. There are, at the present time, two small towns or villages bearing the name Ṭārum, one of them on the right bank of the Ḳi̊zi̊l Üzen between Wanisarā and Kallad̲j̲.

According to Ḥamd Allāh Mustawfī ( Nizhat al-ḳulūb , 65, 217-18, tr. 69-70, 209-10), the district of “the two Ṭārums” ( Ṭāruma…

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Minorsky, V. and Bosworth, C.E., “Ṭārum”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7424>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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