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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Buyid

Robert Hillenbrand.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Religious Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1669 words.

[Buwayhid]

Islamic dynasty that ruled in Iran and Iraq from ad 932 to 1062. Civil wars, the erosion of caliphal power by a Turkish military caste, corrupt administration and...

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Ghurid

R. Nath and Jonathan M. Bloom.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; South and Southeast Asian Art; Islamic Art. 822 words.

[Ghuri; Ghorid]

Dynasty that ruled portions of Afghanistan and north-west India c. 1030–1206. It originated in the Ghur region of Afghanistan; its first fully historical figure...

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