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, the name of two places in Persia.

I. Tihrān, a city of northern Persia.

1. Geographical position.

2. History to 1926.

3. The growth of Tihrān.

(a). To ca 1870.

(b). Urbanisation, monuments, cultural and socioeconomic life until the time of the Pahlavīs. (c). Since the advent of the Pahlavīs.

II. Tihrān, the former name of a village or small town in the modern province of Iṣfahān.

I. Tihrān, older form (in use until the earlier 20th century) Ṭihrān (Yāḳūt, Buldān , ed. Beirut, iv, 51, gives both forms, with Ṭihrān as the head word; al-Samʿānī, Ansāb , ed. Ḥaydarābād, ix, 103-7, had given o…

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Bosworth, C.E., Minorsky, V., V. Minorsky, Calmard, J., Hourcade, B. and C.E. Bosworth, “Tihrān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1220>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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