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Alamut and Lamasar

Auteur : W. Ivanow
Éditeur : Kayhan Press Date & Lieu : 1960, Teheran
Préface : Pages : 106
Traduction : ISBN :
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 175x250mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Iva. Ala. N° 863Thème : Général

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Alamut and Lamasar

Alamut and Lamasar

W. Ivanow

Kayhan Press

he name of Alamut apparently descends from great antiquity and belongs to one of the now long extinct non-Aryan languages which were spoken by the various tribes of local inhabitants before the advent of the Iranians, which took place about the eighth or seventh c. B.C. Every historical mediaeval work offers the supposed etymology of the word, which means some absurdity like “education of eagles” and so forth. Now, surely, the etymology of a word belonging to an unknown language, cannot be reconstructed. But it is very probable that in this term we have a name with a suffix denoting a place, or a tribe which inhabited it, -ut, -uttu, -utti, -utta, -utu, etc., which appear in the numerous local names preserved in the cuneiform inscriptions of the Babylonian and Assyrian kings, recording the “victories” in these localities won ...

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Table of Contents

Preface / xi

1. Alamunt, the Meaning of the Term / 1
2. Geographical Position and communications / 3
3. Population / 8
4. Notes on History / 12
5. Geographical, Geological and Climatic Conditions / 30
6. The Ruins on the “Rock of Alamut” / 35
7. Localities around the “Rock of Alamut” / 56
8. Lamasar / 60
9. Maymun-Diz 4 / 75

Appendix I. Folklore of Alamut / 82
Appendix II. Meragis 85
Appendix III. Some Iranian Ismailis / 95

Photographs / 97

General Index.

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