Sahrestaniha I Eransahr: A Middle Persian Text on Late by Touraj Daryaee

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In the Bundahisn the location of Kangdiz is: pad kust f xwarasan "in the northeastem direction," and to the north of the Friix­ wkard ocean (XXIX. 1 0). 13) Kangdiz is in the eastern direction, close to the Sadwes lake, at the border of Eran-Wei (TafazzoiT 1364; 80). The full stol)' is contained in The Pahlavi Riviiyat Accompanying the Diidestan f Denfg (49) where Kangdiz is said to be located in Turan (BerUll] \367; 235; NarsaxT 1363; 32-33). Other sources give the location of Kangdiz in Xwarazm and the later source gives am­ ple infonnation about SiyawaxS's death and the mourning rituals of the Sogdians.

Rans I kawadan: "KaliS, the son of Kawad" Kalis is the third Kayanid king, the son of Kay AbToeh, the grandson of Kay Kawad (Justi 1895; 334), but in the SE he is made the son of Ka­ wad. vohu; c) kauui usaean; d) kauui arsan; e) kauui pisinah; f) kauui biiarsan; g) kauui siiauuarsan; h) kauui haosrauuah; i) kauui wTStaspa (Kellens 1976; 48-49). Many stories are connected with Kalis where he figures quite promi­ nently in the Indo-Iranian tradition, but their historical veracity has been questioned (Dumezil sen 1931).

As a result the fortification which Frasiyak. had built and concealed in the dark through sorcery was made mainfest and destroyed (Bahar 1314; 35-37). 4-7) with some variation and elaboration (Gig­ noux & Tafazzoll 1989; 189-202). Theodore bar Konal also relates this f Zadspriim (Chapter stOlY, but states that Spandarmad became the wife of Frasiyak (Markwart 1368; 1 9-20). 39) *Kawad I Perozan Ken nan sah: "Kawad, the son ofPeroz, king of Kennan" Bailey in his review of Markwart's translation of the sE had suggested that perozan is a patronymic before which a name has been dropped out 1931; 782), and Modi (1898; 154) and Markwart (1932; 40) suggested that the figure should be Wahram IV (388-399 CE) who was known as Kerman-siih according to Tabarl (Tabarl 1999; 69).

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