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(1853-1938), Swiss classicist and scholar of Indo-European and Indo-Iranian studies. His scholarship in the field of Old Indo-Aryan is best reflected in his large-scale Altindische Grammatik, a work of fundamental significance for Indo-Iranian and Iranian studies.This Article Has Images/Tables.
regnal title assumed by Karim Khan Zand (r. 1164-93/1751-79) after he established himself at Shiraz in 1765. It is recorded in variants wakil-al-raʿiya, wakil-e raʿiat, and wakil-al-ḵalāʾeq, all meaning “deputy of the people.”
WAKIL-al-RAʿĀYĀ, Ḥāji Shaikh Taqi Irāni
John R. Perry
(1868-1939), a prominent merchant and the Majles deputy of Hamadān, who, in October 1906, was the first provincial deputy to take his place in the First Majles (parliament) to be established after the Constitutional Revolution.
(b. Dallas, Texas, April 13th 1943-d. Columbus, Ohio, July 8th, 1996), scholar of Islamic history.
(1897-1985), Indologist whose research focused on Sanskrit manuscripts in the Turfan collection and co-authored a couple of probing contributions to Manichean Studies.
WALDSCHMIDT, ERNST i. Life
In 1924, Waldschmidt was awarded a Ph.D. and joined the curatorial staff of the Museum of Ethnography as assistant to Albert von Le Coq (1860-1930), who had participated in the German Turfan Expeditions between 1903 and 1914. The Museum sent Waldschmidt from October 1932 until June 1934 on a research trip to Sri Lanka and India.This Article Has Images/Tables.
WALDSCHMIDT, ERNST ii. Research
Since Waldschmidt had a masterly knowledge of Chinese, he was asked to prepare with the Iranian studies scholar Wolfgang Lentz (1900-1986) the edition and translation of a Manichean hymns scroll which Aurel Stein (1862-1943) had brought from Dunhuang to London.
an archeological site to the north of Čavār in Ilām Province (Pošt-e kuh, Lorestān). Two hundred and three individual tombs of a large plundered graveyard (more than 1,000 tombs estimated to have been plundered) were excavated in 1965 and 1966. They all date to the Iron Age III (ca. 800/750-600 BCE).This Article Has Images/Tables.