Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, or Barḳobād̲h̲, a district of the Babylonian department of the Tigris, a tract of land along the western frontier of Ahwāz (Ḵh̲ūzistān), between Wāsiṭ on the north and Baṣra on the south; see Streck, Babylonien nach dem Arab. Geogr. (Leyden, 1906), i. 15, 19. The name of this country is derived from that of the Sāsānide king Kawād̲h̲ I (Ḳobād̲h̲; reigned from 488 to 531 A. D.); at any rate the first part of the name is Abar and not Abaz (nor Abād̲h̲), as the Arab geographers give it; comp. Nöldeke, Gesch. der Perser u. Araber zur Zeit der Sasaniden (Leyden, 1879), p. 146, note 2. The Persian abar, or a…

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Streck, M., “Abarḳobād̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0014>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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