Luristan

Luristan,

Iran: see LorestanLorestan
or Luristan
, province (1991 pop. 1,501,778), c.11,700 sq mi (30,300 sq km), W Iran. The chief cities are the capital Khorramabad and Borujerd. The region consists mainly of forested and pastured mountain ranges; the highest point is c.13,000 ft (3,962 m).
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Luristan

 

a historical region in western Iran and a general governorship in present-day Iran. Its capital is Khorramabad. In ancient times Luristan was settled by Kassite tribes and formed part of the state of Elam. Tribes of the southern Iranian branch settled Luristan in the tenth and ninth centuries B.C. Little Luristan, or Luristan proper, is inhabited by Lur tribes and Great Luristan by the Bakhtiari, Kuhgiluiyeh, and Mamaseni.

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Nomads of Luristan, History, Material Culture, and Pastoralism in Western Iran (Thames and Hudson, 1993).
Fishbum further notes that in the 17-volume Luristan edition of the work, the second volume of Supplemental Nights also includes "The Tale of the Two Kings and the Wazir's Daughters.
bailwardi range through the Zagros Mountains from Kurdistan Province to south and southeast successively through Ilam, Luristan, Isfahan, Khuzestan, Fars, and Kerman Provinces; C.
32) The five velayats in late Safavid times were 'Arabistan (modern Khuzistan), Luristan, Georgia, Kurdistan, and Bakhtiyari territory, in that order of ranking.
But greater uncertainty lay ahead as the caravan moved on down the Kerkha River, past 'crowds of staring Arabs and naked children very interested in their first view of a European', to the area between the Persian mountains of Luristan and the marshes that fringe the river Tigris--an area uncharted by previous commissions, which had been driven out by 'troops of robbers'.
THERE are under 1,000 Luristan newts left in the Zagros mountains of Iran.
The run on ATMs disrupted computerised banking systems across much of Iran, with Kerman, Luristan, Khorasan and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces worst affected.
One might tentatively hypothesise that the jars would have been manufactured very close to the source of their contents (speculated to be wine produced in the foothills of the mountains), while the bitumen would have been brought from Luristan to line the jars.
The kingdoms of Fars, Azerbaijan, Rum, and Luristan were all safe havens for the refugees.
Once she had mastered Arabic, she began to travel in the Middle East where she was to make numerous solitary journeys in Iran, Luristan and, as here, in the Hadhramaut, once the centre of the vastly profitable incense trade.
The note then snakes its way through more than a dozen hands, traveling to Tehran, Luristan in the west and Kish Island in the south before returning to the city and disappearing with a traditional Haji Farouz, or New Year's clown, during the holiday celebration.
Bosworth then takes up the story of the remarkable and redoubtable Isabella Bishop in "The Intrepid Victorian Lady in Persia: Mrs Isabella Bishop's Travels in Luristan and Kurdistan, 1890.