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History of Safarids of Sistan and Maliks of Nimruz (247/861 to 949/1542-3)

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Published: 1995
Page #: xvi + 520
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-015-6
bibliography, index, notes

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Sistan, a land now on the borders of Afghanistan and Iran, was ruled in the 9th and 10th centuries by the Saffarids, a dynasty of freebooters of lowly origin who carved out a kingdom from eastern Iranian lands that the declining Abbasid caliphate could no longer hold. Ya'qub, the coppersmith, and his brother `Amr, founders of the dynasty, rose from humble origins to conquer great stretches of Khorasan and southern Iran, only to each face defeat in turn. The writer, traces the history of this dynasty and the little known province of Sistan that was their homeland from their rise in the 10th century down through a series of local dynasties into the early 16th century. A masterwork by a historian who has clarified the obscure and tangled history of the eastern Iranian lands in the middle Ages.

C. Edmund Bosworth

Clifford Edmund Bosworth (born December 29, 1928, Sheffield, United Kingdom) is an English historian and orientalist, specializing in Arabic studies. He received his B.A. degree from Oxford University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Edinburgh University. He held permanent posts at St. Andrews University, Manchester University, and Center for the Humanities at Princeton University. He is the author of about 100 articles in academic journals and composite volumes. His other contributions include nearly 200 articles in the Encyclopaedia of Islam and some 100 articles in the Encyclopedia Iranica, as well as articles for Encyclopædia Britannica and Encyclopedia Americana. Professor Bosworth is a Fellow of the British Academy. He's currently a visiting professor at the University of Exeter, where he has held the post since 2004.

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