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Buzurgmihr was the head of the royal council, the head of the personal bodyguards of the king and the chief official of the court itself (Bahār, 1/52; Buzurgmihr, 303–304). Banākatī (p. 61) considers him to have been the son of a certain Sūkhrā, while Christensen (Le règne, 27–29; L’Iran, 294–295), citing al-Yaʿqūbī and al-Ṭabarī, states that Sūkhrā Kārin (Sukhrā or its variants) was the name of a powerful member of a noble family originally from Shīrāz and he had a son called Zar…

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Majidi, Maryam and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Buzurgmihr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000062>
First published online: 2021

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