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Assignments are of three types: URLs, Books, and Articles. For the URLs, find the number of the URL provided in the syllabus and click on the desired link. Books and articles that are in printed media are arranged below in separate categories of "Books" and "Articles." Books that are required, are on reserve at Wilson Library.


URLs appear as numbers: W100-W499

Books appear as numbers: B500-B799

Articles appear as numbers: A800-A1000


W101. Central Asia: An Overview
Afghanistan: An Overview
Iran: A Concise Overview
Tajikistan: A Concise Overview
Kazakhstan: A Concise Overview
Turkmenstan: A Concise Overview
Kyrgyzstan: A Concise Overview
Uzbekistan: A Concise Overview
Azerbaijan: A Concise Overview
The Qashqais of Iran
The Bakhtiaris of Iran
The Kirghiz of Afghanistan
The Kazakhs of China
History of the Manghits I
History of the Manghits II
History of the Ashtarkhanids
Rahim Masov's History of a National Catastrophe
Firdowsi's Life
Turk and Tur in Firdowsi's Shahname
The Role of Farr in Firdowsi's Shahname
From the Hymns of Zarathustra to the Songs of Borbad
Firdowsi's Shahname in Iranian Society
Characters of the Shahname of Firdowsi
The Samanids and the Revival of the Civilization of the Iranian Peoples
Iran and Islam to A.D. 1400
M. A. Jamalzadeh's Life
"Persian is Sugar"
"Six of One,..."
Hedayat's Life
"Story with a Result"
"Haji Murad"
"Three Drops of Blood"
"Dash Akol"
"Don Juan of Karaj"
Social Setting and Themes in the Works of Hedayat
"The Stray Dog"
"The Water of Life"
"The Dark House"
"The Patriot"
The Blind Owl
W140. The Pearl Cannon
W141. Chubak's Life
W142. "Justice"
W142a. "The Oil Seller"
W143. "The Baboon Whose Buffoon Was Dead"
W144. Ibrahim Gulistan's life
W145. "Carrousel"
W146. Jalal Al-i Ahmad's life
W147. The China Vase
W148. "Weststruckness"
W149. Simin Danishvar's life
W150. "A Land Like Paradise"
W151. Nasir Taghvai's life
W152. "Aqa Julu"
W153. Shapur Qarib's life
W154. "The Warm South"
W155. Amin Faqiri's Life
W156. Water
W157. The Bathhouse
W158. Samad Behrangi's life
W159. "The Little Black Fish"
W160. Kerbabayev's life
W161. The Merry Japbaks
W162. Aibek's life
W163. Mukhtar Auezov's life
W164. Sadriddin Aini's life
W165. Sattor Tursun's life
W166. "The Intersection"
W167. Chingiz Aitmatov's Life
W168. The Art of Chingiz Aitmatov
W169. Jamila
W170. Farewell, Gyulsary!
W171a. Life and Works of Abu 'Abd Allah Rudaki
W171. Lament in Old Age, (Arberry, pp. 93-94).
W172. Ju-ye Muliyan
W173. A Wind From Home
W174a. Life of Abul Qasim 'Unsuri
W174. What is that Aqueous Thing?
W175. The Eagle and the Crow: A Dialogue
W176. The Eagle
W177. Life of Abul Hassan Farrukhi
W177. The Thunder-cloud
W178. The Branding, (Arberry, pp. 95-96).
W179. The Life of Abu al-Najm Manuchehri
W179. The Mother of Wine
W179a. Rise and Wrap Yourself in Silk Brocade, (Clinton, 113-118)
W179b. Master of the Masters.
W179c. The Candle.
W180. Rustam Slays Suhrab
W181. Satire on Mahmud
W182. The Life of Nasir-i Khusrau
W182a. The Pilgrimage
W182b. Reproach Not the Firmament!
W182c. Bear A Word
W183. Khayyam's Life and Works
W184. Attar's Seven Valleys of Love
W185. The Veil, (Arberry, pp. 44-45).
W186R. Rumi's Life and Philosophy
W186. The Song of the Reed, (Arberry, pp. 118-119).
W187. I Died as a Mineral, (Arberry, (CPL) p. 241).
W188. Sa'di's Life and his Gulistan (Kritzeck, pp. 247-255)
W189. Hafiz's Life
W190. Hafiz' Shirazi Turk
W191. Hafiz and the Sufic Ghazal
W192. Nima's Life
W193. Hey, People (Hillmann, p. 26)
W194. Snow (TLR), p. 59)
W195. My House is Cloudy (TLR p. 53)
W196. Along the River Bank (TLR, p. 55)
W197. Moonlight
W198. E'tesami's Life
W199. Iranian Women (Moayyad, pp. 107-109)
W200. A Woman's Place (Moayyad,pp. 132-135)
W201. Forughzad's Life
W202. I Feel Sad for the Garden
W203. Another Birth (Hillmann, pp. 124-126)
W204. The Wind Will Carry Us Away
W204a. The Wedding Band
W204b. Rebellion
W204c. The Captive
W205. Inscription (Karimi-Hakkak, pp. 90-92)
W205a. Life of Akhavan-Sales
W206. Naderpur's Life
W207. Ghom (Karimi-Hakkak, p. 106)
W208. The Spirit (Hillmann, p. 168)
W209. Shamlu's Life
W210. Anthem (Hillmann, pp. 187-188)
W211. Somber Song (Hillmann, p. 189)
W212. Tablet (Karimi-Hakkak, pp. 56-59)
W213. The Poetry That is Life (Aryanpur, pp. 320-21)
W213a. In this Cul-de-Sac
W213b. From Death...
W214. Golsorkhi's Life
W215. The Poem of the Unknown
W215aAnthem of Unity
W216. Soltanpur's Life
W217. What Has Happened to My Country?
W218. Ahmad Kasravi's Life and his view on the role of poetry
W219. Guidelines for Writing Book Reports
W220. Guidelines for Writing Papers
W221. Nizami's life
Fierce Grey
Akbar Tursunov's Life
    W224a. "From the Ashes"
Mazdian Cosmology
Identities in Perspective: Ancient Roots of Present-day Conflicts
Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
Enver Pasha
W229. The Nowruz Scrolls
W230. Muslims and Communists Vie for Power in Tajikistan
W231. The Hajj Rituals
W232. To Have and to Lose
W233. Piebald Dog Running Along the Shore
W234. The Reforms of the Pahlavis: Phase One
W235. The Reforms of the Pahlavis: Phase Two
W236. Terminology Related to Islam
W237. The Impact of Egypt on Ancient Iran
W238. The Ahuric Order and the Platonic Form
W239. Fereydun Moshiri's Life and The Alley
W240. Medieval Islamic Thought: Interplay of Faith and Reason

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B601. Abrahamian, Ervand. Iran Between Two Revolutions, Princeton University Press, 1982. B500. Ahmed, Ishtiaq. The Concept of an Islamic State: An Analysis of the Ideological Controversy in Pakistan, St. Martin's Press, 1987.
B501. Ahmed, Leila. Women and Gender in Islam, Yale University Press, 1992.
B502. Ahmed, Rashid. Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, Yale University Press, 2002.
B503. Aini, S.A. Bukhara: Reminiscences. Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1986.
B504. Aitmatov, Chinghiz, Tales of the Mountains and the Steppes. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1969, 1973.
B505. Aitmatov, Chinghiz, The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years (tr. John French). Bloomington & Indianapolis, Indiana U Press.1980, 1988.
B506. Aitmatov, Chinghiz, Piebald Dog Running Along the Shore and other Stories. Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1989.
B507. Akhavi, Shahrough. Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran: Clergy-State Relations in the Pahlavi Period, State University of New York Press, 1980.
B508. Ali, Tariq. The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity, Verso, 2002.
B509. Allworth, Edward. The Modern Uzbeks, Hoover Institute Press, 1990.
B510. Allworth, Edward. Central Asia: 120 Years of Russian Rule, 1989.
B511. Arberry, A. J. Aspects of Islamic Civilization, The University of Michigan Press, 1964.
B512. Arberry, A. J. Classical Persian Literature, Allen & Unwin, Ltd, 1958.
B513. Arberry, A. J. The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam and Other Persian Poems, Everyman's Library, 1972.
B514. Aryanpur, Manoochehr. A History of Persian Literature, Kayhan Press, 1973.
B515. Attwood, Lynne. The New Soviet Man and Woman: Sex-Role Socialization in the USSR. Indiana University Press, 1990.
B516. Azari, Farah, ed., Women of Iran: The Conflict with Fundamentalist Islam, Ithaca Press, 1983.
B517. Barth, Fredrik, Nomads of South Persia, Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1964
B518. Barthold, V. Turkistan Down to the Mongol Invasion, E. J. W. Gibb Memorial Trust, 1977.
B519. Bashiri, Iraj. Beginnings to AD 2000: A Comprehensive Chronology of Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran, 2001.
B520. Bashiri, Iraj. Firdowsi's Shahname 1000 Years After, Dushanbe, 1994.
B521. Bashiri, Iraj. Kamal Khujandi: Epoch and Its Importance in the History of Central Asian Civilization, Dusjanbe-Tehran, 1996.
B522. Bashiri, Iraj. The Fiction of Sadeq Hedayat. Lexington, KY: Mazda Publishers, 1984.
B523. Bashiri, Iraj. The Nowruz Scrolls, Academy of Sciecnes of Tajikistan, 2001.
B524. Bashiri, Iraj (ed.). The Pearl Cannon, Mazda Publishers, 1986.
B525. Bashiri, Iraj. The Samanids and the Revival of the Civilization of the Iranian Peoples, Dushanbe, 1997.
B526. Beck, Lois. Nomad: A Year in the Life of a Qashqa'i Tribesman in Iran, University of California Press, 1991.
B527. Behrangi, Samad, The Little Black Fish, Three Continents Press, Washington, DC1966.
B528. Bennigsen, Alexandre and S. Enders Wimbush. Muslims of the Soviet Empire, 1986.
B529. Bodansky, Yossef. Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America, Prima Publishing, 1999, 2001.
Boyce, Mary. A History of Zoroastrianism, vol. 1. Hague: E. J. Brille, 1975.
_____. Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, Routledge & Kagan Paul, 1979.
Bresciani, E. "The Persian Occupation of Egypt," The Cambridge History of Iran, vol. 2., Cambridge University Press
, 1985, pp. 502-528.
B530. Bradsher, Henry S. Afghanistan and the Soviet Union, Duke Press Policy Studies, Duke University Press, 1983.
B531. Browne, E.G., A Literary History of Persia, 4 vols., Cambridge, 1928.
B532. Chambers, James. The Devil's Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe, Oxford University Press, 1979.
B533. Chelkowski, Peter J. Mirror of the Invisible World: Tales From the Khamseh of Nizami, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975.
B534. Clinton, Jerome W. The Divan of Manuchihri Damghani: A Critical Study, Bibliotheca Islamica, 1972.
B608. de Menasce, J. "Persia: Cosmic Dualism," pp. 189-205 in Larousse World Mythology, The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1965.
B535. Djait, Hichem. Europe and Islam: Cultures and Modernity, University of California Press, 1985.
B536. Dupree, Louis. Afghanistan, Princeton University Press, 1980
B602. Engels, Donald. Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army, University of California Press, 1978.
B537. Enloe, Cynthia: Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics, U of California Press, 1989.
B538. Esposito, John L. Islam: The Straight Path, NY: Oxford University Press, 1991.
B603. Fakhry, Majid. The History of Islamic Philosophy, Columbia University Press, 1983.
B539. Fanon, Frantz Omar: The Wretched of the Earth, 1965.
B540. Farah, Caesar. Islam: Beliefs and Practices, Barron's Educational Series, 1970, 1992
B541. Fernea, Elizabeth W. and Basima Qattan Bezirgan, eds.: Middle Eastern Muslim Women Speak, U of Texas Press, 1977.
B542. Fernea, Elizabeth W. ed., Women and the Family in the Middle East: New Voices of Change, U of Texas Press, 1985.
B609. Filippani-Ronconi, Pio, "The Tradition of Sacred Kingship in Iran," pp. 51-83 in Lenczowski, George (ed.), Iran Under The Pahlavis, Hoover Institution Press, 1978.
B543. Friedl, Erika, Women of Deh Koh: Lives in an Iranian Village, Smithsonian Institution, 1989.
B544. Ghanoonparvar, M.K. Prophets of Doom: Literature as a Socio-political Phenomenon in Modern Iran, New York: N.Y., University Press of America, 1984.
B604. Grimal, P. "Greece: Myth and Logic," in Larousse World Mythology, The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1965.
B545. Grousset, Rene. The Empire of the Steppe, Indiana University Press, 1986.
B546. Haeri, Shahla, Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran, Syracuse University Press, 1989.
B547. Hambly, Gavin (ed.). Central Asia, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969.
B548. Hanifi, M. Jamil. Islam and the Transformation of Culture, Asia Publishing House, Inc., 1970.
B549. Heissig, Walther. The Religions of the Mongols, University of California Press, 1980.
B550. Hillmann, Michael C., "Major Voices in Contemporary Persian Literature," Literature: East and West, Vol. XX, Nos. 1-4, 1976.
B551. Hiro, Dilip. Between Marx and Muhamad: The Changing Face of Central Asia, Harper Collins Publishers, 1994 & 1995.
B552. Hiro, Dilip. Islamic Fundamentalism, Paladin Grafton Books, 1988.
B552a. Hitti, Philip K. History of the Arabs, St. Martin's Press, 1970.
B553. Hunter, Shireen T. (ed.). Islam, Europe's Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Praeger, 2002.
B554. Hunter, Shireen T. The Future of Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations or Peaceful Coexistence?, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Praeger, 1998.
B555. Huntington, Samuel P. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, 1996.
B556. Hussain, Asaf. Political Perspectives on the Muslim World, St. Martin's Press, 1984.
B556a. Irfan, Shahid. "Pre-Islamic Arabia," The Cambridge History of Islam, Vol. Ia, Cambridge U Press, 1970.
B607. Ismael, Tareq Y. Iraq and Iran: Roots of Conflict, Syracuse University Press, 1982.
B557. Ismael, Tareq Y. and Jacqueline S. Ismael. Government and Politics in Islam, St. Martin's Press, 1985.
B558. Kamshad, Hassan. Modern Persian Prose Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966.
B559. Karimi-Hakkak, Ahmad, An Anthology of Modern Persian Poetry, Westview Press, 1978.
B560. Kassymbekov, T. The Broken Sword. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1980.
B561. Knobloch, Edgar. Beyond the Oxus: Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Central Asia, London, 1972.
B562. Kritzeck, James, Anthology of Islamic Literature, New American Library, 1964.
B563. Landen, Robert G. The Emergence of the Modern Middle East, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1970. (Available on e-reserve)
B564. Lapidus, Gail W.: Women in Soviet Society: Equality, Development and Social Change, University of California, 1978.
B565. Lenczowski, George (ed.), Iran Under The Pahlavis, Hoover Institution Press, 1978.
B566. Levtzion, Nehemiah and John O. Voll. Eighteenth-Century Renewal and Reform in Islam, Syracuse University Press, 1987.
B567. Levy, Rubin, An Introduction to Persian Literature, Columbia University Press, 1969.
B568. Lewis, Bernard. What Went Wrong?, Oxford University Press, 2002.
B569. Mandelbaum, Michael. Central Asia and the World, Council of Foreign Relations, Inc. 1994.
B570. Margolis, Eric S. War at the Top of the World, Routledge, 2001.
B606. Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels. The Communist Manifesto, with an Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor, Penguin Classics, 1967.
B571. Massell, Gregory, J. The Surrogate Proletariat: Moslem Women and Revolutionary Strategies in Soviet Central Asia: 1919-1929. Princeton University Press, 1974.
B572. Moayyad, Heshmat and A. Margaret Arent Madelung, A Nightingale's Lament, Mazda Publishers, 1985.
B573. Mohaddessin, Mohammad. Islamic Fundamentalism: The New Global Threat, Seven Locks Press, 1993.
B574. Morier, James. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, New York: Hart Publishing Co., 1976.
B575. More, Sir Thomas, Utopia, Penguin Classics, 1965.
B576. Morrison, Toni, The Bluest Eye, Washington Square Press, 1970
B577. Nicholson, Reynold A. The Mystics of Islam: An Introduction to Sufism, Schocken Books, 1975.
B578. Niyasi, S. At the Foot of Blue Mountains: Stories by Tajik Authors. Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1984.
B579. Nott, C. S. The Conference of the Birds, Shambala (Berkeley), 1971.
B580. Nyrop, Richard F., "History of the People,"Iran: A Country Study, The American University, 1978 , pp. 17-66.
B581. Olcott, Martha Brill. The Kazakhs, Hoover Institute Press, 1987.
B582. Orwell, George: Animal Farm, New York, New American Library, 1946.
B583. Rashid, Ahmed. Central Asia: Islam and Nationalism, Zed Books, 1995.
B584. Rashid, Ahmed. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, & Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Yale University Press, 2000.
B605. Rogers, Michael. The Spread of Islam, Elsevier Publishing, 1976.
B585. Rypka, Jan, et al., History of Iranian Literature, Karl Jahn (ed.), Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel, 1968.
B586. Rywkin, Michael. Moscow's Muslim Challenge, Sharpe Publications, 1982 & 1990
B587. Said, Edward W. Covering Islam, Pantheon Books, 1982.
B588. Said, Edward W. Orientalism, Vintage Books, 1978.
B589. Schimmel, Annemarie, Mystical Dimensions of Islam, University of North Carolina Press, 1975.
B590. Shayegan, Daryush. Cultural Schizophrenia, (tr. by John Howe), Saqi Books, 1992.
B591. Southgate, Minoo. Modern Persian Short Stories. Washington, DC: Three Continents Press, 1980.
B592. Spuler, Bertold. History of the Mongols, Dorset Press, 1968.
B593.The Literary Review : Iran (TLR), Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Fall, 1974.
Trimingham, J. Spencer. The Sufi Orders in Islam, Oxford University Press, 1971.
B594.Twining, David T. The New Eurasia: A Guide to the Republics of the Former Soviet Union,
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B596. The Cambridge History of Islam, eds.: P.M. Hold, Ann K.S. Lambton, Bernard Lewis, Vol. 1A, Cambridge University Press, 1970.
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B598. Watt, W. M. Islamic Political Thought, Edinburgh University Press, 1968.
B599. Watt, W. M. The Influence of Islam on Medieval Europe, Edinburgh University Press, 1972.
B600. Williams, John Alden. Themes of Islamic Civilization, University of California Press, 1971.

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Articles and Translations

A800. Al-i Ahmad, Jalal, "China Flowerpot," Literature East and West.
A801. Al-i Ahmad, Jalal, "Weststruckness," Literature East and West.
A802. Bashiri, Iraj, "Social Setting and Themes," The Fiction of Sadeq Hedayat, Mazda Publishers, 1984.
A803. Bashiri, Iraj, "Hedayat's Learning," The Fiction of Sadeq Hedayat, Mazda Publishers, 1984.
A804. Bashiri, Iraj, "Hedayat's Life," The Fiction of Sadeq Hedayat, Mazda Publishers, 1984.
A805. Bashiri, Iraj. "Hafiz and the Sufic Ghazal," Studies in Islam, Vol. XVI, No 1, 1979.
A806. Bashiri, Iraj. "Hafiz' Shirazi Turk: A Structuralist's Point of View," The Muslim World, LXIX, No. 3 and No. 4, 1979.
A807. Bashiri, Iraj. "The Persian Nowruz, Pardis, 60.
A808. Bashiri, Iraj. "Zoroaster and His Religion," Avesta in the History and Culture of Central Asia, Dushanbe, 2001.
A809. Bashiri, Iraj. "Identities in Perspective: Ancient Roots of Present-Day Conflicts," Spiritual Culture of Tajiks and Its Importance in World History of Civilizations, Dushanbe, 2002.
A810. Case, Paul Edward. "I Become a Bakhtiari," National Geographic Magazine, 1946/47, pp. 325-358
A811. Faqiri, Amin, "The Bathhouse," The Doleful Village, 1967.
A812. Faqiri, Amin,"Water" (trans. Iraj Bashiri), The Doleful Village, 1967.
A813. Hedayat, Sadeq, "Dash Akol," The Blind Owl and Other Hedayat Stories , Sorayya Publishers, 1984.
A814. Hedayat, Sadeq, "Don Juan of Karaj," The Blind Owl and Other Hedayat Stories , Sorayya Publishers, 1984.
A815. Hedayat, Sadeq, "Story with a Result," The Blind Owl and Other Hedayat Stories , Sorayya Publishers, 1984.
A816. Hedayat, Sadeq, "The Water of Life," The Blind Owl and Other Hedayat Stories , Sorayya Publishers, 1984.
A817. Jamalzadeh, Muhammad Ali, "Persian is Sugar,Literature East and West , vol. XX, 1976. pp. 11-20.
A818. Javadi, Hassan. "Women in Persian Literature: an Exploratory Study," Women and the Family in Iran (ed., Asghar Fathi), Leiden: E. J. Brille, 1985.
A819. Jazayery, Muhammad A. "Ahmad Kasravi and the Controversy over Persian Poetry," Int. J. Middle East Studies, 13, 1981, pp. 311-327.
A820. Milani, Farzaneh, "Conflicts Between Traditional Roles and Poetry in the Work of Forugh Farrokhzad," Women and the Family in Iran (ed., Asghar Fathi), Leiden: E. J. Brille, 1985.
A821. Nashat, Guity, "Women in the Islamic Republic of Iran," Iranian Studies, Vol. XIII, Nos. 1-4, 1982.
A822. Sarkisyanz, Manuel. "Russian Conquest in Central Asia: Transformation and Acculturation," in Russia and Asia, Stanford: Hoover Institute Press, 1972.
A823. Soroudi, Sorour, "Poet and Revolution," Iranian Studies, Vol. XII, Nos. 1-4, 1979.
A824. Southgate, Minoo (ed.), "The Carrousel," "Aqa Julu," "The Warm South," Modern Persian Short Stories, Three Continents Press, 1980.
A825. Tursunov, Akbar. "From the Ashes," Icarus: New Writings from Around the World, # 6, 1995
A826. Windfuhr, G. L. and John R. Workman. "Literature in Translation--Iranian into English," Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1973, pp. 9-41.
A827. Windfuhr, Gernot L. and John R. Workman, "Literature in Translation-Iranian into English," Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, vol. 7, No. 1, 1973.
A828. Yeganeh, Nahid and Nikki R. Keddie, eds. "Sexuality and Shi'i Social Protest in Iran," Shi'ism and Social Protest, Yale U Press, 1986, pp. 109-136.
A829. Zavarzadeh, Mas'ud. "The Persian Short Story Since the Second World War: An Overview," The Muslim World, 58(1968), pp. 308-316.
A830. Stevens, Sir Roger, "European Visitors to the Safavid Court," Journal of Iranian Studies,

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