Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Tabrīz
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, capital of the Persian province of Ād̲h̲arbāid̲j̲ān [q. v.].

Geographical position. The town lies in the eastern corner of the alluvial plain (measuring about 30 × 20 miles) sloping slightly towards the north-east bank of Lake Urmiya. The plain is watered by several streams, the chief of which is the Ad̲j̲i̊-čai (“bitter river”) which, rising in the south-west face of Mount Sawalān runs along the Ḳarad̲j̲a-dag̲h̲ which forms a barrier on the south and entering the plain runs around on the northwest suburbs of the town. The left bank tributary of the Ad̲j̲i̊-čai, Mihrān-rūd (now th…

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Minorsky, V., “Tabrīz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5589>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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