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, a line of sayyids originally from Marʿas̲h̲ [q.v.], whose nisba became well-known on account of their dynasty which dominated Māzandarān [q.v.] for most of the period between 760/1358-9 and the second half of the 10th/16th century. The Ṣafawids [q.v.] were related to them by matrimonial alliances (see Table B and below, 2). Their descendants, offspring of the various branches of the Marʿas̲h̲īs, have continued to bear this nisba by which they are generally known (see below, 3). It was also attributed over the course of the centuries to various sayyid and non-sayyid individuals. Conce…

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Calmard, J., “Marʿas̲h̲is”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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