Tahirid dynasty

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Tahirid Dynasty
Tâheriyân
821–873
Provinces governed by the Tahirids
Provinces governed by the Tahirids
StatusNominally part of the Abbasid Caliphate[1]
CapitalMerv, later Nishapur
Common languagesPersian (court, informal)[2][3]
Arabic (literature/poetry/science)[4]
Religion
Sunni Islam
GovernmentEmirate
Emir 
• 821
Tahir ibn Husayn
Historical eraMedieval
• Established
821
• Disestablished
873
Area
800 est.[5]1,000,000 km2 (390,000 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Abbasid Caliphate
Saffarid Empire

The Tahirid dynasty (Persian: سلسله طاهریان‎) was a Persian[6] dynasty that ruled the Abbasid province of Khorasan from 821 to 873. It also ruled the city of Baghdad from 820 until 891. The capital in Khorasan was first located at Merv. Later it moved to Nishapur.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hovannisian & Sabagh 1998, p. 96.
  2. Canfield 1991, p. 6.
  3. Peacock 2007, p. 35.
  4. Blair 2003, p. 340.
  5. Taagepera 1997, p. 475-504.
  6. Bosworth, "The Tahirids and Saffarids," p. 91.