Scientific Approach in the Reign of Buveyhid Dynasty

Fadaie Araghi, Gholamreza Scientific Approach in the Reign of Buveyhid Dynasty. Humanities Journal of Tarbiat Modares University, 2004, vol. 43, pp. 91-102. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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In this article the number of scholars and their scientific interests in the reign of Buveyhid period are discussed. Buveyhids are the most important Iranian-Shi'it dynasties appeared in the early history of Islam. They were so powerful who the Abbasid Caliphs had to obey them. According to their religion, Shi'it, they practiced the idea of democracy and all sects were free in their practice. According to this survey more than 350 scholars were known in this period, which is from nearly 320/900?- 450/1050. If we count their specialty, the number increases to about 714. What is interesting is that we can find all subject specialists in that time. They are from all religions and also Islamic sects. The number of Shi'it scholars is outstanding among them.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Buveyhids, Scientific approach, Abbasid Caliphs, Islamic history, Shi'it dynasty
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
Depositing user: Gholamreza Fadaie
Date deposited: 25 May 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11


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