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This bibliography of the book Rayy: From Its Origins to the Mongol Invasion: An Archaeological and Historiographical Study presents a list of reference works and essays relevant to the discussion on geographical setting concerning to Rayy. The site of Rayy, today's Šāh ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm but also Šāhr-e Rayy, was located on the Iranian Plateau, more precisely at the foot of the Elborz (or Alborz) mountain range which passes just to the south of the Caspian Sea. The site of Rayy is situated in a zone where significant watercourses are not numerous. Climatically, Rayy is located in a zone where the barriers of the Elborz range to the north and the western Zagros range allow a more direct access to Indian Ocean influences.

Keywords: Šāh ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm; Alborz; Caspian Sea; Iranian Plateau; Rayy



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