ĀDAMĪYAT (“Humanity”), name of two Iranian periodicals.

1. A weekly newspaper published in Tehran in 1907 by Mīrzā ʿAbd-al-Moṭṭaleb Yazdī, who was also the founder of Zabān-e mellat. Said to have been in league with the opponents of the constitutional movement, he was a member of the tribunal of June, 1908 which tried the constitutionalists at the Bāḡ-e Šāh. After the fall of Moḥammad ʿAlī Shah in July, 1909, he was arrested and imprisoned for a year.

2. A weekly newspaper founded in Šīrāz on 1 Ḵordād 1305/23 May 1926, by Mīrzā Moḥammad Ḥosayn Roknzāda Ādamīyat, author of the well-known books Delīrān-e Tangestānī and Fārs va ǰang-e bayn-al-melal. A lithographed sheet published irregularly, it appears to have ceased publication before 1935. It was primarily concerned with social and economic affairs.


Browne, Press and Poetry, p. 27.

Kasravī, Mašrūṭa III, p. 113.

M. Ṣ. Hāšemī, Tārīḵ-e ǰarāyed va maǰallāt-e Īrān, Isfahan, 1327-32 Š./1948-53, I, pp. 103-05.

(L. P. Elwell-Sutton)

Originally Published: December 15, 1983

Last Updated: July 22, 2011

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L. P. Elwell-Sutton, “ĀDAMĪYAT,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/4, p. 448; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/adamiyat-humanity-name-of-two-iranian-periodicals (accessed on 7 February 2014).