Hrakʿotperož and Spandaranperož: Armenian Gawaṙs and Sasanian Šahrs

In: Iran and the Caucasus
Author: Pedram Jam1
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  • 1 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
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This paper tries to add more geographical details about two cantons of the Armenian Pʿaytakaran region as described in Ašxarhacʿoycʿ: Hrakʿotperož and Spandaranperož. These two cantons find their original Middle Persian names in sigillographic or literary (Middle and New Persian, and occasionally Arabic) sources. Pʿaytakaran, regarded as a region once belonging to the greater Armenia, was already under Iranian dominion and subject to Sasanian policy and its administrative reforms.

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