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During the reign ofYazdgird, the son of Sabuhr, (the Jews) were led there by the request of SiSTnduxt who was his wife. 54)The city of Eran-asan-kard-Kawad, was built by (*Kawad), the son of Peroz. 55)The city of Askar was built byWahram, the son ofYazdgird. 56)The city of Adlirbadagan was (built) by Eran-Gusasp who was the general of Adlirbadagan. English Translation 21 57) The city ofWan was built byWan, the daughter ofGulaxsan and became married toKayKawad, and the fortification of Atwandasp was built byTur, the son Bratres theKarp by sor cery as a place of protection for his own life.
Eran-sahr: "LandlEmpire/Domain ofthe Iran" E. Herzfeld believed that Eran-sahr was a creation in the Achaemenid times which stood for the official name of the their empire *aryaniim xSar,;a (Herzfeld 1947; 699-700). Gnoli has shown that the concept of IralilEran-sahr is a third century idea which was the outcome of a re tigio-political propaganda during the time of ArdaxSTr I (224-240 CE) (Gnoli 1989; 177-178). , the list of cities enu merated in the text. What is noteworthy is that the area proclaimed as being the land of Iran is much larger than the area in which the Sasanians ruled.
II 5): pasfrasiyak amed manuCihr abag eriinagiin 0 padisxwar gar spoxt pad sej ud niyaz ud was margzh abeslhenzd freh ud nodar manuCihr pus ozad ta pad any paywand eriin-sahr az frasiyak stad: "Then Frasiyiik came, Maniicihr along with the Iranians were delayed at Padisxwargar, by trouble and misery and much death (they) were de stroyed. " -Zarer: "Zarer" (Avestan) zairiuuari, (Middle Persian) Zarer is the elder brother of Kay WiStiisp and the father of (Avestan) Bastauuari-, (Middle Persian) Bas tUr.
Šahrestānīhā ī Ērānšahr: A Middle Persian Text on Late Antique Geography, Epic, and History : With English and Persian Translations and Commentary (Bibliotheca Iranica: Intellectual Traditions Series) by Touraj Daryaee