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Translations of the three Inscriptions on the Cover
Description of Series
Section I, ch. I5
Section I, ch. II: First settlement of the kingdom of Ṭabaristán and its cities14
The Foundation of Sárí16
The Foundation of Rúyán17
Foundation of ´Amul*20
Other important cities of Ṭabaristán beyond Tammísha28
Section I, ch. III: On the virtues and wonders of Ṭabaristán30
The Wonders of Ṭabaristán35
Anecdote of the Dragon and Sám-i-Narímán41
Section I, ch. IV. Account of the kings, nobles, doctors, saintly and famous men, scribes, physicians, phi­losophers and poets of Ṭabaristán42
Sayyids of the House of the Prophet Who Ruled in Ṭabaristán47
Rulers of the House of Báwand58
Nobles and Notables of Ṭabaristán73
Learned Man of Ṭabaristán74
Religious Leaders (Imáms) of Ṭabaristán76
Writers and Scribes of Ṭabaristán80
Saints and Anchorites80
Sages and Philosophers of Ṭabaristán85
Physicians and Poets of Ṭabaristán86
[Astronomers of Ṭabaristán.]87
Section II. The Houses of Washmgír and Buwayh90
Account of the House of Washmgír b. Ziyár, the kings of Gílán91
Account of Kayús92
Successors of Kayús95
The Descendants of Jámásp and the Story of Gáw-bára96
Account of the reign of Báw in Ṭabaristán98
History of the House of Dábúya after the death of Báw99
Invasion of Ṭabaristán by Maṣqala b. Hubayra ash-Shaybání100
Further History of Farrukhán101
The Ispahbad Farrukhán and Qaṭarí the Khárijite101
Reign of the Ispahbad Dázmihr the son of Farrukhán109
The Ispahbad Khurshíd113
How the Ispahbad Khurshíd revolted against the Caliph Manṣúr117
Account of the Caliph’s treachery towards the Ispahbad119
Account of 'Amr b. 'Alá in ´Amul120
Account of the governors and rulers who were sent from Baghdad to rule over Ṭabaristán after the extirpation of the Line of Jílánsháh122
Rule of the sons of Súkhrá and revolt of Wandád Hurmuzd125
Account of the war with Firásha128
The Rebellion of the people of Rustamdár132
Cause of the Extirpation of the Barmecides134
Account of the King of the Mountains the Ispahbad Sharwín Báwand and Wandád Hurmuzd140
Account of the deaths of Sharwín and Wandád Hurmuzd, and the reigns of their sons Shahriyár and Qárin145
Account of the kings of Ṭabaristán after Mázyár156
Qárin the son of Shahriyár embraces Islám157
Account of the rule of the Ṭálibite Sayyids in Ṭabaristán158
The Rise to power of Ḥasan b. Zayd161
Rule of the Sayyids of Ṭabaristán, of whom the first was Ḥasan b. Zayd162
Correspondence of the Ispahbad Qárin b. Shahriyár with Ḥasan b. Zayd166
Ṭabaristán is finally subjugated by Sayyid Ḥasan b. Zayd177
The Caliph al-Mu'tazz sends Músá b. Bughá and Mufliḥ with an army to Ṭabaristán179
Ya'qúb b. Layth marches against Ṭabaristán180
Revolt of Layth b. Fana against Ḥasan b. Zayd, and invasion of Ṭabaristán by Shárí, the lieutenant of the House of Ṭáhir183
Revolt of the Ispahbad Rustam the son of Qárin the son of Shahriyár and his relations with Ḥasan b. Zayd184
Death of Sayyid Ḥasan b. Zayd187
Reign of Muḥammad b. Zayd over Ṭabaristán, and Revolt of Sayyid Abu`l-Ḥusayn187
How Muḥammad b. Zayd attacked Ray; and what befel him with Ráfi` b. Harthama, and how an army invaded Ṭabaristán189
What befel between Muḥammad b. Zayd and the Ispahbad Rustam the son of Qárin; and how an army invaded Ṭabaristán190
Ráfi' makes peace with Muḥammad b. Zayd191
How Ráfi' took captive the Ispahbad Rustam192
Cause of the Martyrdom of Sayyid Muḥammad b. Zayd in his war with Muḥammad b. Hárún193
Account of Muḥammad b. Hárún and the rule of Isma'íl b. Aḥmad the Sámánid194
The Rebellion of Sayyid Náṣir-i-Kabír195
Ismá'íl the Sámánid entrusts the government of Ṭabaristán to his cousin Abu`l-'Abbás 'Abdu`lláh b. Muḥammad b. Núḥ b. Asad196
Aḥmad b. Ismá'íl the Sámánid sends Salám to govern Ṭabaristán197
Aḥmad b. Isma'íl sends Aḥmad b. Núḥ to govern Ṭabaristán198
The Russians come over the sea to plunder Ṭabaristán199
Aḥmad b. Ismá'íl sends Muḥammad b. Ṣa'lúk to Ṭabaristán199
Rebellion of Sayyid Náṣir-i-Kabír199
Quarrel between the Ispahbad Shahriyár and Náṣir, and arrival of an army from Bu- khárá to subdue Sayyid Náṣir200
Strife arises between -Ḥasan b. -Qásim and -Náṣir202
-Ḥasan b. -Qásim sets out for Gurgán. He is attacked by the Turks, and besieged in the Citadel203
-Ḥasan b. -Qásim, called ad-Dá'í ila`l-Ḥaqq204
Colophon of India Office Manuscript270