Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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b. Ziyār, Abu ’l-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲, the founder of the Ziyārid dynasty, was descended on his father’s side from the rulers of Gīlān and on his mother’s side from the Ispahbads of Rūyān. He had taken service under the ʿAlīd rulers of Ṭabarīstān and was a captain in the army under Asfar b. S̲h̲īrawaihi. In 316 (928) Mardāwid̲j̲ slew Saiyid Abū Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Dāʿī, and shortly after that rebelled against Asfār, made himself independent at Zand̲j̲ān which he held in d̲j̲āgir and captured Ḳazwīn. He then defeated Asfār, forced him to fly to Ṭabas in Ḳuhistān and put him to de…

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Nazim, M., “Mardāwid̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4559>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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