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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Tabarestan

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 225 words.

Mountainous region in northern Iran bordering the Caspian Sea. Called Tapuristan during the *Sasanian period, renamed Mazandaran from the ...

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Gorgan

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 144 words.

Province of the *Persian Empire, located south-east of the Caspian Sea, between Mazandaran and *Khorasan, largely coterminous with ancient Hyrcania. ...

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Derbent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 165 words.

A strategic fortress and pass in the north of medieval Caucasian *Albania, located on a narrow strip of land between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasian range. Together with the ...

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