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ʿAnnāzids, a Kurdish dynasty who ruled over parts of western Persia and the eastern lands of Iraq from the end of the 4th/10th century to the beginning of the 6th/12th century.

The dynasty was descended from the large Kurdish Shādhanjānī clan (Ibn Khaldūn, 4/691; Rashīd Yāsimī, 192). They came to power at more or less the same time as the Kurdish Ḥasanwayhid dynasty (Bidlīsī, 41–42), an era of ʿAbbāsid weakness and the growing power of the Būyids, and ruled for 130 years.

Ibn al-Athīr states in al-Kāmil (9/136), the most important source on this dynasty, that they were descended …

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Manouchehr Pezeshk and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAnnāzids”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0282>
First published online: 2015

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