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Arya Chakravatī: "title of a ruler in Ceylon"
ʿAṣabiyya: tribal chauvinism or solidarity
asbaselar: Turkish cavalry commander
Asclepius: A practice
Ashmedai: A demon
ʿashshārs: people who recite one of the Qurʾān's ten divisions
astronomy: A practice
Ata: Turkish title of respect meaning "father"
athletic games: A practice
ʿaṭṭās: a kind of aloe tree
audience hall: A practice
aurora borealis: A practice
āzād: Title for minor nobility
azap: A practice
ʿAzīz: "title for foreigners in India,"
Baʿalbek cloth: A practice
Baal: Ancient Near Eastern god
bābā: A practice
Bactrian camels: These camels are sometimes compared to 'Abbasid fighters, covered in cloth and coming from the east
Baghdād bath rituals: A practice
baghlī: A type of dirham used in Lesser Armenia
bahramān: "carbuncle rubies"
bāʾin: A type of stone well in India in which you go down by stairs
bakhārī: a kind of stove
balisht: "(bunch of twenty-five paper notes)"
balsamic vinegar: A practice
Bamah: a derogatory term referring to non-Jewish houses of worship (mostly churches).
bananas: A practice
banquets: A practice
baobab trees: A practice
baptistery: A building for conducting baptisms
barbarians: A term for people who do not speak the same language as the user of the term
bārgāh: a large tent
barīd: post system
barley: A practice
barnī dates: "esteemed variety of date"
basdarad: "Maldivian gold necklace"
bastā: "one hundred thousand cowries"
baştina tax: A practice
bathhouses: A practice
Batlanim: Men who had the leisure to devote themselves to communal service, hence their title
bāwarjī: "carver of meat among the Golden Horde"
baydar: an emetic medicine
Bayezid: the name
bāyil: "Maldivian anklets"
bayramī cloth: "(cloth)"
Bdellium: A material used in perfumery, as incense and in traditional medicine
beardless men: considered a type of physical deformity
Beast of the Earth: An apocalyptic figure
bed: A practice
beer: A practice
beglerbegi: Title, meaning "beg of begs" or "chief beg"
believers: A term used by Christians and Muslims for adherents of their respective religions
Bellerophon: Greek hero
bembe: a platform made of pressed dirt
bestowing a ruler's garments: the action of a ruler bestowing his own garments on someone whom he wishes to honor
betel: A practice
betel plants: A practice
bihisht: "Paradise," a garden
birbā: "ancient Egyptian temple"
bishop: A Christian ecclesiastical leader responsible for a region
bitter orange: A practice
Black Banners: Associated with 'Abbasids; their battle flags were traditionally black
blgihon: A kind of weapon or siege engine
blood libel: A practice
Blues: Roman circus faction
booksellers: A practice
border checkpoint: A practice
braided hair: A practice
brass cauldrons: A practice
brazil trees: A practice
brazil-wood: A practice
brick soap: A practice
bridges: A practice
bridge upon boats: A practice
brigands: A practice
brumalia: at Rome
buffalo milk: A practice
bughṭāq: "conical headdress of Tatar women"
buhtān: Calumny, slander, false accusation
bulghārī: "Arctic boots"
Bumberazi: A title of the Georgian kings
būqalamūn: A type of cloth produced in Egypt.
Burāq: The winged creature which carried Muhammad on his night journey and ascent into heaven.
burial chamber: A practice
burial customs: A practice
burj: A type of fortification, a tower