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Musāfirids
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( Kangarids or Sallārids ), a dynasty of Daylamī origin which came from Ṭārum [q.v.] and reigned in the 4th-5th/10th-11th centuries of the Hid̲j̲ra in Ād̲h̲arbāyd̲j̲ān, Arrān and Armenia.

Its coming to power was one of the manifestations of the great movement of Iranian liberation which formed a kind of interlude between the end of Arab domination and the first Turkish invasions. While in K̲h̲urāsān and Transoxania this movement culminated in the rule of the Sāmānids [q.v.], in western Persia and Mesopotamia its standard-bearers were the Daylamīs and to a smaller extent the Kurds (cf. V. M…

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Minorsky, V., “Musāfirids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0805>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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