Saffarid dynasty


Saffarid Dynasty

سلسله صفاریان
861–1002
CapitalZaranj
Common languagesPersian
GovernmentMonarchy
Emir 
• 867–879
Ya'qub bin Laith as-Saffar
• 963–1002
Khalaf I
Historical eraMedieval
• Established
861
• Disestablished
1002
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Tahirid dynasty
Samanid dynasty

The Saffarids or the Saffarid dynasty (Persian: سلسله صفاریان‎) was a Persian empire.[1][2] They ruled in Sistan from 861–1002. Sistan was a historical region in southeastern Iran, southwestern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.[3] Their capital was Zaranj, located in present-day Afghanistan.

References


  1. The Cambridge History of Iran, by Richard Nelson Frye, William Bayne Fisher, John Andrew Boyle (Cambridge University Press, 1975: ISBN 0-521-20093-8), pg. 121.
  2. The Encyclopedia of World History, ed. Peter N. Stearns and William Leonard Langer (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), 115.
  3. Nancy Hatch Dupree, An Historical Guide To Afghanistan - "Sites in Perspective" (Chapter 3) Link









Categories: History of Iran | History of Afghanistan | Tajikistan | History of Islam | Royal dynasties | 9th century establishments in Asia | 867 establishments | 1002 disestablishments




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