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A review on the rites and traditions of the Dailamites during the realm of the Buyid Dynasty (933 ? 1055 AD)

Journal: Sociosfera (Vol.5, No. 1)

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Authors : ; ; ;

Page : 78-85

Keywords : rites and traditions; Iran; Dailamites; Buyid Dynasty;

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Since the ancient times, the world nations and tribes, in accordance with their social environment, living conditions and ethnic or cultural differences, have accepted a set of rules and regulations as their social rites and traditions and treat each other on the basis of those rituals and traditions. The rituals and traditions of each society are part of the cultural identity of that society and can be considered a tool for distinguishing the nations from each other. Reviewing and collecting the rituals and traditions of each period is a great contribution to raising awareness about the different sections of the culture and civilization of that period. One of the most brilliant periods of Iran’s history is the Buyid era which is seem to be the age of the magnificence and flourishing of Iranian-Islamic culture. The Buyids were a group of originally Iranian Dailamite emperors that rose to prominence in the 10th century. Their lineage in the historical resources returns to the Sassanid Bahram Gour (420?439 AD). The Buyid brothers, known as Dailamites, took over Baghdad as the center of Abbasids’ rule after the decline of the Abbasids. The extent of the Buyids’ territory included a large part of the Iranian land (Ray, Isfahan, Hamedan, Fars, Kerman and Khuzestan) and also Baghdad in the Arab region of Iraq. Beside their commitment to their ethnic traditions, the Buyids were to a great extent influenced by the customs and traditions of the Sassanid Empire. However, the kings of this family, as Muslim rulers, were interested in intertwining the past traditions and customs of the ancient Iran with the Islamic values. Therefore, they turned this period of Iran’s history into one of the most important and splendid periods of the history of this land

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