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 Lurs travel: Maps, History, France - Provence Beyond
Lurs (you pronounce the "s") is a tourist village, but not too well known and not too crowded.
Medieval: Lurs was the property of the Bishops of Sisteron, who took the title Princes of Lurs.
Along the D116 road between Lurs and Sigonce, at a bend in the road beside the bridge that crosses Lauzon to the olive oil mill, is a popular swimming hole [photo-6].
www.beyond.fr /villages/lurs.html   (403 words)

 Center for Catalysis - The Lurs
It is conceivable that the sound of the lur also accompanied the crackle of the funeral pyre when one of the tribe was cremated and laid to rest in the burial mound of his forefathers.
Two lurs found at Lommelev were found in a bog together with two swords and a shield, all in bronze.
The name "lur" for these wind instruments is no older than the beginning of the last century, and arose from the interest created by romantic poets in the Nordic past.
www.chem.au.dk /~metcat/TheLurs.html   (747 words)

 Conservation of archaeological metal - part 3: Lurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lurs were usually made in symmetrical pairs, with identical tuning.
The Lur is known from Norway, Sweden and north Germany but most, 37, have been recovered from Danish bogs.
We cannot be sure that traces found on the lurs discovered in the last century are original, or the result of a restoration.
www.natmus.dk /CONS/x/metal/m5.htm   (326 words)

 LURISTAN - LoveToKnow Article on LURISTAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lurs are thought~ to be aboriginal Persians with a mixture of Semitic blood.
The northern part of Luristan, which was formerly known as Lurikuchik (little Luristan), is inhabited by the Feili Lurs and these are divided into the Pishkuh (cis-montane) Lurs in the east and Pushtkuh (ultra-montane) Lurs in the west adjoining Turkish territory.
The southern part of Luristan was formerly known as Lur i Buzurg (great Luristan) and is composed of the Bakhtiari division of the Arabistan province and the districts of the Mamasennis and Kuhgilus which belong to Fars.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LU/LURISTAN.htm   (350 words)

 WORLD ENCYCLOPAEDIA - Iran - Lurs and Bakhtiaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Linguists have identified two Luri dialects: Lur Buzurg, which is spoken by the Bakhtiari, Kuhgiluyeh, and Mamasani tribes; and Lur Kuchik, which is spoken by the Lurs of Lorestan.
The Lurs (closely related to the Bakhtiaris) live in the Zagros to the northwest, west, and southeast of the Bakhtiaris.
By 1986 a majority of all Lurs were settled in villages and small towns in the traditional Lur areas or had migrated to cities.
encyclopaedic.net /world/iran/38.php   (749 words)

 lur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lurs were an ancient south Iranian people.
The bronze instrument now known as the lur is very probably unrelated to the wooden lur, only having the name because 19th century archaeologists had nothing better to call it.
Bronze lurs date back to the bronze age.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Lur.html   (379 words)

 Remarkable Villages : Lurs
With its panoramic view of the Durance plain, Lurs lies on a spur between sky and earth, surrounded by olive trees.
From the 12th century onwards the bishops made Lurs their preferred place of residence, and the village houses gradually accumulated around the bishops' castrum.
Lurs conserves many signs of this religious past, from the château ruins to the bishops' walk lined with 15 oratories leading to the small chapel of Notre Dame de Vie, erected in 1844.
uk.alpes-haute-provence.com /culture/patrimoine/436.htm   (211 words)

 Lur and Bukkehorn
We divide lurs into 3 groups based on the construction technique: lurs that are hollowed out of a single piece of wood, lurs that are made from a piece of wood that is first split and later bound back together, and lurs that are simply bound together by a birch strip.
On an ordinary lur it is possible, using overblowing technique, to produce pitches ranging from the 2nd up to the 6th or 8th harmonic of the harmonic series (natural scale).
Lur and bukkehorn were used primarily for communication--either from people to animals, or from person to person.
home.online.no /~kgjetmun/page5.html   (438 words)

 Lorestan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Some researchers claim that the Lurs are a branch of the Iranian people who migrated to this region from east of Caspian Sea in the beginning of the first millennium BCE.
Prior to the 20th century the majority of Lurs were nomadic herders, with an urban minority residing in the city of Khorramabad.
In Khuzestan, Lur tribes are primarily concentrated in the northern part of the province.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Lorestan.htm   (830 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the wider sense (as its name implies), "Luristan" refers to the land of the Lurs, namely that part of western Persia bounded by Iraq on the west and extending for about 400 miles on a northwest to southeast axis from Kermanshah to Fars, with a breadth of 100 to 140 miles.
Tradition***y the Lur people outwardly profess Shia Islam, but some of them show little veneration for either Prophet or Koran, and the religion of some of them seems to consist of a mixture of Ali-Illahism involving a belief in successive incarnations combined with mysterious, ancient, heathen rites.
The southern part of Luristan, formerly known as Lur i Buzurg (Great Luristan) comprises the Bakhtiari division of the province of Khuzestan and the districts of the Mamasennis and Kuhgilus which belong to Fars.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=Lorestan   (415 words)

 Lur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The earliest references to an instrument called the lur come from Iceland ic sagas, where they are described as war instruments, used to marshall troops and frighten the enemy.
These lurs, several examples of which have been discovered in longboat s, are straight, end-blown wooden tubes, around one metre long.
A kind of lur very similar to these war instruments has been played by farmer s and milk maids in Nordic countries since at least the Middle Ages.
www.purpleuniverse.com /true_associate-Lur.html   (337 words)

 lur --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Lurs are usually found in pairs and were probably played ritually.
The mouthpiece of the lur is permanently affixed.
Its name means Land of the Lurs and it extends from the Iraqi frontier and Kermanshah and separates the Khuzestan lowland from interior uplands.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9049404?tocId=9049404   (446 words)

 Sogol Tehran Iran tour operator & travel Agency -Iranian(Persian)
Most of these tribes, the Kurds, the Lurs, the Bakhtiaris, the Guilaks (on the Caspian Coast), the Baluchis, are the original invaders who, in the first millennium BC, swept down from central Asia and settled in various parts of the Iranian plateau.
Lur Tribes:They are probably the most intact tribes of Iran, retaining their robustness, virility, and tall stature.
The Lurs are thought to be a division of the ancient Kurds, both tribes being considered true descendants of the Medes.
www.sogol.com /WHP/IINT/Iranian.htm   (1453 words)

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To find out the origin of the Lurs we most refer to the time before the Arian people populated the Land, which is now called Iran.
The dynasty of the Attabak Lur Kochek stayed in power against the Kharezmshahian, the Mongoles, the Teymourians, the Turcomans and the Safoy kings.
The long story of the Lurs shows that they are neither Kurds nor Persians, but an independent people alongside the other groups in Iran.
heim.ifi.uio.no /peyman/lur.html   (2618 words)

 BAKHTIARI - LoveToKnow Article on BAKHTIARI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This province extends from Chaharmahal (west of Isfahan) in the E., to near Shushter in the W., and separated from Luristan in the N. by the Dizful river (Ab i Dix), and in the S touches Behbahan and Ram Hormuz.
The Bakhtiri are divided into the two great divisions Haft-lang and Chahar-lang, and a number of branches and clans, and were known until the I 5th century as the Great Lurs, the Little Lurs being the tribes settled in thedistrict how known as Luristan, with Khorremfibd as capital.
According to popular tradition the Lurs originally came from Syria in the 10th century, but it is now held that they were in Persia long, perhaps fifteen centuries, before.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BA/BAKHTIARI.htm   (361 words)

 Lur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lurs are thought to be of aboriginal stock, with strong,
Lush grazing pastures between the mountain ranges enabled the Lurs to maintain themselves as pastoral nomads until the 20th century, when they developed agriculture largely in response to economic and political pressures from outside.
Lurs on the western frontier, south of Kermanshan, Iran, were once almost independent under their own valis (viceroys) until Reza Shah Pahlavi brought them under control of the central government and deported some sections to Khorasan
www.knn.u-net.com /lur.htm   (164 words)

 Lurs's Guide, tourism and travel informations, Provence, Alps and French Riviera
Lurs enjoys an unobstructed view of the Durance valley and the Forcalquier region.
Perched on a rocky spur, this little village was the favourite residence of the bishops of Sisteron back in the early 12th c.
Sights: the village gateway and its bell tower, the door of the church and the Penitents' chapel, the castle ruins, the oratories.
www.crt-paca.fr /eng/GP/avoir/dossier?DOSID=13040   (126 words)

 Turkotek Salon
The story of the Lurs is one of strength and beauty, courage and pride, discrimination and prejudice, humiliation and poverty.
Long neglected and marginally collected, the weaving of the Lurs can rightfully be claimed to be as elegant, colorful, timeless and striking as that of their better-known neighbors.
And reasonably so, due to the infusion of Lurs into the Qashqa’i, Khamseh and other tribes and their dispersal to areas such as Veramin for reasons as simple as splitting up the tribe to reduce their power or providing government defense against other unruly tribes.
www.turkotek.com /salon_00097/salon.html   (4151 words)

 Villa Edelweiss en Provence about Lurs
Lurs is one of the best completely restored villages in Haute Provence, now occupied by artists and sculptures it is a serene setting.
Because of its mainly artistic population Lurs has a great cultural base, the open air amphitheatre often presents, small plays, concerts and open air theatre.
All in all Lurs is well worth a visit even if you are just passing through.
perso.wanadoo.fr /colle/lurs.htm   (231 words)

 Lurs en Provence - Provence Web
Take the pleasant lane which cuts between the magnificent hills of the Luberon and you'll climb gracefully up to the village of Lurs perched on a green and verdant spur, overlooking the Durance valley.
Just before you arrive in the village, from the lane you'll have a superb view over the entire village of Lurs, the olive groves which cascade down the slopes and the village houses grouped higgle piggledy together in the village.
At the beginning of the IX° century, seduced by the beauty of the site the bishops of Sisteron built their summer residences as well as a seminary, a building which still exists high up with a magnificent panoramic view, and nowadays transformed into a comfortable hotel which hosts, visitors and of course...
www.provenceweb.fr /e/alaupro/lurs/lurs.htm   (334 words)

 Background Information
The 2002 LURS is included as Appendix A and takes into account the types of units, the kinds of maneuvers, and the organizational characteristics of realistic battlefield training missions.
The LURS is based on Army Training Circular 25-1 and uses the Army Training Land Analysis Model (ATLAM) to determine the adequacy of maneuverable training land.
The 2002 LURS found that approximately 593,041 net maneuverable acres were needed.
www.fortirwinlandexpansion.com /Background.htm   (2484 words)

 Woven Treasures
Bakhtiyari: Concentrated in southwestern Iran, mainly in the Chahar Mahal district west of the city of Isfahan.
Along with the Lurs and the Qashqai, one of the most successful tribes in Iran at retaining their traditional identity and culture.
Lurs: Concentrated in western Iran near the Zagros mountains, and in southern Iran in Fars province.
www.oberlin.edu /allenart/exhibitions/woven/wp_03tribal.html   (621 words)

 TurkoTek Discussion Forums - Varamin Connection?
The saddlebags woven by the Varamin Lurs utilize the familiar western Luri techniques of widely spaced weft wrappings and patches of pile at the bottoms of the bags.
Most pile weavings (Lurs are an occasional exception) have only one weft shoot between rows of pile, probably another strike against a Varamin attribution.
Another indicator of your rug being Lur rather than Kurd is the length of over two times the width, a common Luri characteristic.
www.turkotek.com /salon_00097/s97t2.htm   (3101 words)

 U&lc: Upper & lowercase Magazine: articles - ITC Fonts - Download PostScript and True Type Fonts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The instigator of the annual meetings at Lurs in the last week of August was Maximilien Vox, with whom Excoffon and I had become acquainted in Paris.
After a visit to the ruined village of Lurs in 1951, Vox had appealed to a few people of proven typographical ability to join him in Lurs to debate subjects of mutual interest.
That they are still so well attended is partly attributable to the role played by Excoffon from 1963 to 1968 as President of the Rendez-vous Graphhique de Lurs.
www.itcfonts.com /ulc/article.asp?nCo=AFMT&sec=ulc&issue=articles&art=excoffon   (4305 words)

 The Valleys of the Assassins : and Other Persian Travels (Modern Library Paperbacks): Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition ...
But I spent a fortnight in that part of the country where one is less frequently murdered, and I saw the Lurs in their own medieval garb—the white tight-waisted coat with sleeves hanging in points from the elbow and white felt caps over the curls that hide their ears.
As the aim of the Persian government is to have them all dressed à la Ferangi in a year’s time, with peaked képis and the Shah’s portrait stamped on the lining, it is worthwhile perhaps to give a picture of them as far as possible before too much tidiness spoils them.
The Lurs of Kafrash, however, were not oppressed by their antique surroundings: they were as cheerful a lot of villains as you could wish to meet, and delighted with us for being, as they said, brave enough to come among them.
www.usaflightinsurance.com /books-reviewed/0375757538.html   (4689 words)

 Lurs - TheBestLinks.com - France, Iran, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Disambig, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lurs - TheBestLinks.com - France, Iran, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Disambig,...
A commune of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France; see: Lurs, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
This is a disambiguation page, i.e., a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.thebestlinks.com /Lurs.html   (107 words)

 Lur - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The faraway lurs (Gregg Press children's literature series)
Tales from Luristan (Matalya Lurissu : Tales, Fables and Folk Poetry from the Lur of Bala-Gariva)
Dukhtar-i Lur =: Lor girl : filmnamah (Majmu°ah-®i asnad va mutun-i tarikh-i sinima-yi Iran)
www.unipedia.info /Lur.html   (460 words)

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Three are some lurs extant and we recently reviewed a CD by the trombone ensemble, Schola Buccina that has lurs on it.
Lurs are not indexed in David Munrow's Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and they belong to the Scandinavian Bronze Age.
Again relying on memory, a lur is made of several turns of bronze tubing with the diameter of the coil around 80 or 90 cm.
www.wu-wien.ac.at /earlym-l/logfiles/earlym-l.log9409a   (16351 words)

 NDT of Bronze Lurs.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Two NDT methods, X-ray radiography and endoscopy, have been used to examine the construction and condition of some bronze lurs.
The techniques used to assemble the lur tubes can be revealed by means of ordinary x-ray radiography and a panoramic x-ray exposure method.
Endoscopy is used to examine the corrosion condition in the inner tube joints.
www.ndt.net /abstract/ecndt98/066.htm   (99 words)

In addition to these primary ethnic neighbors, there are many smaller ethnic groups whose territories border those of the Kurds, such as the Georgians (including the Lâz) and the Armenians to the north, the Azeris to the northeast, the Lurs to the southeast, and the Turkmens to the southwest.
The assimilation process continues today and can, for example, be observed among the Laks, who, although they still speak a Kurdish dialect (see Laki) and practice a native Kurdish religion (see Yârsânism), have been more strongly associated with the neighboring Lurs than with other Kurds.
The distinction between the Kurds and their ethnic neighbors remains most blurred in southern Kurdistan in the area where they neighbor the Lurs, that is, on the Hamadân-Kirmânshâh-llâm axis.
www.kurdistanica.com /english/geography/geo-land/geography.html   (1535 words)

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