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, a local dynasty of Ṭabaristān, who reigned over a part of the mountainous regions from the age of K̲h̲usraw (Chosroes) I (531-79 A.D.) until 225/840.

Origins . The Ḳārinids claimed descent from Ḳārin son of Sūk̲h̲rā, whose ancestor was none other than the legendary blacksmith Kāwah [q.v.]. According to the Arab and Persian chronicles, Sūk̲h̲rā was the most powerful among the great men of the Sāsānid Empire at the time of Kawād̲h̲ I (488-531 A.D.), but the conflict of sources with which A. Christensen concerned himself in Le Règne de Kawādh I et le communisme mazdakite , 94-5, led him to …

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Rekaya, M., “Ḳārinids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0448>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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