Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, a town in Persia, in the province of Ḵh̲nrāsān. in reality two towns whence the dual form used by the Arab geographers: Ṭabasāni. The first is called Ṭabas al-ʿUnnāb, “T. of the jujube-trees” (in Persian Ṭabas-Masīnān), and the second Ṭabas al-Tamr, “T. of the date-palms” (al-sufla, Muḳaddasī), in Persian Ṭabas-Gilakī (Kurī, Kurīn). The first has walls now in ruins and no citadel. The second is commanded by a fortress; it has a small market and a graceful mosque; it gets its water-supply from reservoirs fed by open canals (ẓāhira). These two towns are under Ḳāin, the capital of th…

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Huart, Cl., “Ṭabas”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5586>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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