19 Facts About Samanid Empire


Samanid Empire is part of the Iranian Intermezzo, which saw the creation of a Persianate culture and identity that brought Iranian speech and traditions into the fold of the Islamic world.

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Samanid Empire was a dehqan of Iranian origin from the village of Saman in Balkh province, in present-day northern Afghanistan.

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The earliest appearance of the Samanid Empire family appears to be in Greater Khorasan rather than Transoxiana.

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Samanid Empire was forced to withdraw back to Tabaristan one year later, due to the threat that Samanids posed.

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Samanid Empire went to a banquet designed to organize the plot and had the head of their leader cut off.

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Samanid Empire then convinced his father to abdicate, who died of tuberculosis after a few months.

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Samanid Empire's successors including Sebuk Tigin, continued to rule as Samanid "governors".

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The Samanid domains were split up between the Ghaznavids, who gained Khorasan and Afghanistan, and the Karakhanids, who received Transoxiana; the Oxus River thus became the boundary between the two rival empires.

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Samanid Empire tried to gain Mahmud's support for a campaign to restore the Samanid state, but failed.

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Samanid Empire's death marked the defeat of the last attempt to restore the Samanid state.

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Descendants of the Samanid Empire family continued to live in Transoxiana where they were well regarded, but their power was relatively broken.

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System of the Samanid Empire state was modelled after the Abbasid system, which in turn was modelled after the Sasanian system.

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The administrative, political and economic affairs were administered by the divan, and the Samanid Empire bureaucracy used Arabic in its diplomatic discourses.

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The most important province in the Samanid Empire was Khorasan, which was initially given to a relative of the Samanid ruler or a local Iranian prince, but was later given to one of his most trusted slaves.

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Thousands of Samanid Empire coins have been found in the Baltic and Scandinavia.

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Samanid Empire was shortly invited to the Samanid court, where he stayed almost the rest of his life.

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Samanid Empire was a student of Rudaki, and had close relations with him.

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Samanid Empire later completed a second version of the Shahnameh in 1010, which he presented to the Ghaznavid Sultan Mahmud.

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Samanid Empire was an intelligent, just, compassionate person, one possessing reason and prescience.

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