ABBASID DECENTRALIZATION AND MEDIEVAL PERSIAN CULTURE I. 3 BUYID (Buwayhid) brothers from Daylam in N. Iran expand into Iraq, take Baghdad 945 C.E. A. Shi c ite (Zaydi/Twelver) B. Recognize Abbasid caliph, take title shahanshah (“king
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MEDIEVAL PERSIAN CULTURE
I. 3 BUYID (Buwayhid) brothers from Daylam in N. Iran expand
into Iraq, take Baghdad 945 C.E.
A. Shicite (Zaydi/Twelver)
B. Recognize Abbasid caliph, take title shahanshah (“king
Imad al-Dawla Abu’l-Hasan (946-50)
A. Defeat rebellious SAFFARIDs in Khurasan and take over,
B. Samanid court in BUKHARA – Persian in Arabic script
(even though Bukhara is in Uzbekistan)
stories of pre-Islamic Iranian kings.
D. SAMANIDs employ Turkic slave-soldiers to govern Khurasan
E. GHAZNAVIDs, Turkic slave-soldier dynasty, overthrow
SAMANIDs in Khurasan, c. 1030.
Houghton Shahname (Safavid,16th c.): Ferdowsi confronts poets at Mahmud of Ghazna’s court
14th c. Mongol Shahname
16th c. Safavid Shahname
(r. 531-79) receives ambassador
Tughril Beg, Seljuk conqueror Seljuk bowl from 12th-century Iran
of Baghdad, 1055
poet at Seljuk court in Isfahan, Iran
Cornell Wilde as