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NISHAPUR

(9,412 words)

Author(s): Bosworth, C. Edmund | Rante, Rocco | Sardar, Marika
Nishapur (Nišāpur) was, with Balḵ, Marv and Herat, one of the four great cities of the province of Khorasan. It flourished in Sasanid and early Islamic times, but after the devastations of the Mongol invasions of the 13th century, subsided into a more modest role until it revived in the 20th century. i. Historical Geography and History to the Beginning of the 20th CenturyNishapur (Nišāpur) was, with Balḵ, Marv and Herat, one of the four great cities of the province of Khorasan. It flourished in Sasanid and early Islamic times, but after the devastations of …
Date: 2021-08-26

Nīshāpūr, art and architecture

(2,274 words)

Author(s): Rante, Rocco
Nīshāpūr was one of the most important Iranian cities during the period of Islamic rule up to the ninth/fifteenth century and one of the capitals of Khurāsān. Archaeological studies conducted between 2008 and 2012 by Rante and Collinet prove that the present city was founded at the end of the fourth century CE, overlying even earlier occupations, attesting to a past in which the city was probably structured and located differently (Rante and Collinet, 204). The Sāsānid rule of Nīshāpūr ended wit…
Date: 2023-11-24