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  Iranica.com - GHAZNAVIDS
Ghaznavid armies penetrated into the Ganges-Jumna Do÷a@b and as far as Gwalior in Central India, but the culmination of his Indian campaigns was the attack on the celebrated shrine of Somnath in the Kathiawar peninsula (416-17 /1025-6), which yielded an immense haul of treasure (Gard^z^, ed.
Ghaznavid vassal principalities on the upper Oxus, K¨ottal and Ùa@g@a@n^a@n, were harried by Qarakhanid raiders, and by 425/1034 the outlying province of K¨úa@razm had slipped from Ghaznavid control.
The line of the Ghaznavids continued for some thirty more years, briefly under Bahra@mæa@h's son K¨osrowæa@h, and then, with a greater duration, under the latter's son K¨osrow Malek (the two similar names are often confused and the events of their reigns conflated in the sources).
www.iranica.com /articles/v10f6/v10f608.html   (3383 words)

 History of Iran: Ghaznavid Dynasty
Ghaznavid Dynasty, 962 - 1186 CE 11 century Minaret of Arslan Jadhib, an official of the Ghaznavid Sultan Mahmud in Sangbast (Khurasan, Iran)
In 999 CE, the Ghaznavids defeated the Samanids (laying claim to Khurasan) and the Qarakhanids captured Bukhara, the Samanid capital.
In the interim, the Ghaznavid ruler Bahram was able to briefly reoccupy the remains of Ghazna until his death, when the Seljuqs forced the next Ghaznavid monarch to retire to Lahore.
www.iranchamber.com /history/ghaznavids/ghaznavids.php   (1068 words)

  Encyclopedia: Islamic conquest of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
By the mid-tenth century, the Samanid Dynasty had crumbled in the face of attacks from Turkish tribes to the north and from the Ghaznavids, a rising dynasty to the south.
The Ghaznavid Empire was a state in the region of todays Afghanistan that existed from 977 to 1186.
Not until 1186, however, was the last representative of the Ghaznavids uprooted by the Ghorids (Ghurids) from his holdout in Lahore, in the Punjab.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Islamic-conquest-of-Afghanistan   (4532 words)

 Iransaga - Persian Art, The Ghaznavids
Unlike the Samanids, their predecessors the Ghaznavids did not go so far as to proclaim themselves the descendants of the Sassanians (the memory of their Turkish origin was too fresh), but they spoke Persian, celebrated pre-Islamic festivals, and promoted neo-Persian letters.
Ghaznavid architecture provided one of the best examples of how decoration was considered to be as important as the structure itself.
Little is known of Ghaznavid art to fully appraise this heritage, and its historical importance consists principally in the legacy that it transmitted to the Seljuks.
www.art-arena.com /ghaznavid.htm   (646 words)

 18 The Ghaznavids and Seljuqs
If the Ghaznavids tolerated Buddhism in their non-Indian lands and even patronized literary works extolling its art, it seems unlikely, then, that their long-term policy on the subcontinent was one of conversion by the sword.
The Decline of the Ghaznavids and Rise of the Seljuqs
Consequently, the Ghaznavids and Qarakhanids were forced to become tributary states to the autonomous Seljuq province in Sogdia and northeastern Iran.
www.berzinarchives.com /e-books/historic_interaction_buddhist_islamic/history_cultures_18.html   (2232 words)

 Iransaga - The Turkish Dynasties: The Seljuks
But the Ghaznavids were unable to prevent the arrival of yet another powerful force, the Seljuks.
They derived their name from an ancestor called Seljuk, whose nomadic tribe was converted to Islam, and were themselves originally central-Asian Turks.
Toghrul Beg, sultan from 1038, first defeated the Ghaznavids, then sacked Isfahan in 1051 and went on to seize Baghdad from the Buwayids in 1055.
www.art-arena.com /seljuk.html   (297 words)

 Nasir Khusraw [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Abu Mo’in Hamid al-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw was born in 1004 in Qobadiyan in the district of Marv, in the eastern Iranian province of Khurasan.
He and at least two of his brothers enjoyed high positions in the administrative ranks of the Saljuq court (he says he himself was in the revenue department), and there is evidence that he was also familiar with the court of previous dynasty, the Ghaznavids.
Based on the quality of his writings, it is obvious he received an excellent education in the sciences, literatures and philosophies of his time, including the study of Greek and Neoplatonic philosophy.
www.iep.utm.edu /k/khusraw.htm   (1033 words)

 Islamic History - The Ghaznavids - History for Kids!
A tower in Ghazni (Afghanistan), about 1000 AD Beginning in the 850’s AD, the Abbasid caliphs of the Islamic Empire were looking for soldiers they would be able to trust, who were not other Arabs who would be trying to get into power.
He died the next year, but his slave soldiers took over for him and made Afghanistan into their own independent kingdom.
These soldiers were known as the Ghaznavids after their fort.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/islam/history/ghaznavids.htm   (454 words)

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