Saffarid dynasty

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Saffarid Dynasty
سلسله صفاریان

861–1002
Saffarid Emirate at its Greatest Extent
Capital Zaranj
Language(s) Persian
Government Monarchy
Emir
 - 867–879 Ya'qub bin Laith as-Saffar
 - 963–1002 Khalaf I
Historical era Medieval
 - Established 861
 - Disestablished 1002

The Saffarids or the Saffarid dynasty (Persian: سلسله صفاریان) was a Persian empire.[1][2] They ruled in Sistan from 861–1002. Sistan was a historical region in southeastern Iran, southwestern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.[3] Their capital was Zaranj, located in present-day Afghanistan.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Cambridge History of Iran, by Richard Nelson Frye, William Bayne Fisher, John Andrew Boyle (Cambridge University Press, 1975: ISBN 0-521-20093-8), pg. 121.
  2. The Encyclopedia of World History, ed. Peter N. Stearns and William Leonard Langer (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), 115.
  3. Nancy Hatch Dupree, An Historical Guide To Afghanistan - "Sites in Perspective" (Chapter 3) Link