Dieter Weber, Villages and Estates in the Documents from the Pahlavi Archive: The Geographical Background


In the following article the author gives a survey of geographical names occurring in the documents of the so-called “Pahlavi Archive” and how they can be identified with modern places. The names identified so far reflect localities south and southwest of modern Qom. Relevant documents from the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, CA., are re-edited here (Berk. 32, Berk. 33B, Berk. 80, Berk. 106, Berk. 220B) or published for the first time (Berk. 62, Berk. 156).