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, a petty dynasty of D̲j̲īlī/Daylamī stock which ruled in the provinces at the southeastern corner of the Caspian Sea, Ṭabaristān and Gurgān, from 319/931 to ca. 483/ca. 1090; their rise to power forms part of the general upsurge of the Daylamī peoples during the 4th/10th and early 5th/11th centuries [see daylam ]. In the earlier, more vital half of the dynasty’s existence, members of the family were at times able to pursue independent policies, but at others, they had to acknowledge the Sāmānids [q.v.], and sometimes the Būyids [see buwayhids ], as their suzerains; and after ca. 400/1011-1…

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C.E. Bosworth, “Ziyārids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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