Atabegs of Yazd

The Atabegs of Yazd (Persian: اتابکان یزد‎, Atābakān-e Yazd) were a local dynasty, which ruled the city of Yazd from about 1141 to 1319. They succeeded the Kakuyids to whom they were linked by marriage.

Atabegs of Yazd

Atābakān-e Yazd
اتابکان یزد
1141–1319
CapitalYazd
(1141–1319)
Common languagesPersian
Religion
Islam
GovernmentMonarchy
Atabeg 
• 1141–1188
Sam ibn Wardanruz
• 1315–1319
Hajji Shah ibn Yusuf Shah
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
1141
• Disestablished
1319
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kakuyids
Muzaffarids (Iran)

The names of the first members of the dynasty indicate that they were seemingly ethnically Persian, but like the Hazaraspids they had accepted the Turkish title of Atabeg.[1] Most of the Atabegs of Yazd were tributaries to the Saljuqs and the Mongol Il-Khans until they were finally overthrown by the Muzaffarids.[2]

List of rulersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The New Islamic Dynasties: A Chronological and Genealogical Manual, Columbia University, 1996. Excerpt 1 pp 209: "The Atabegs of Yazd" (1141-1297)" Excerpt 2: "From the names of the earlier members at least, it seems they were ethnically Persian, but, like the Hazaraspids, they adopted the Turkish title of Atabeg"
  2. ^ S. C. Fairbanks, "ATĀBAKĀN-E YAZD" in Encyclopaedia Iranica. [1] (accessed October 2010)

SourcesEdit

  • C. Edmund, Bosworth (2007). Historic Cities of the Islamic World. ISBN 9004153888. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  • S. C., Fairbanks (2001). "ATĀBAKĀN-E YAZD". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition. Retrieved 26 January 2014.

Coordinates: 31°51′N 54°22′E / 31.850°N 54.367°E / 31.850; 54.367