DS35.687 T676V 2007
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Library of Congress Subject Heading
Islamic Empire -- History, Military
Library of Congress Subject Heading 2
Iran -- Social conditions
Defining the ayyars -- The volunteer warriors for the faith (mutaṭawwiʻa) -- Ayyars activity in Sistan and the rise of the Ṣaffarids -- The ayyars versus the government : the Ṣaffarids and the Ṭahirids -- The ayyars and the Caliph -- The beginning of the ayyars-Sufi connection, and the decline and fall of the ayyarsrealm -- The ayyars, Sufism, and chivalry -- The ayyars in the tenth and eleventh centuries : chivalry (futuwwa) and violence.
Originally presented as a Ph.D. thesis, Harvard University, 2002.