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Guzgan

Guzgan (Guzganan or Quzghan, in Arabic Juzjan) was the medieval term for a principality roughly centered on modern Gurziwan, Faryab Province, Afghanistan. Historically, Guzgan extended beyond the boundaries of modern Faryab and Jowzjan Province, as far as Sar-e Pol Province.[1] The 10th century Hudud al-Alam refers to the local princes as vassals of the Samanid empire.[2]

References to the city of Guzgan have been interpreted as referring to what is now Maimana.[3]

Notable figures

References

  1. ^ Jonathan L. Lee. The "ancient supremacy": Bukhara, Afghanistan, and the battle for Balkh, 1731-1901 Brill, 1996. ISBN 90-04-10399-6, ISBN 978-90-04-10399-3. Pg 8
  2. ^ Vladimir Minorsky, Vasiliĭ Vladimirovich Bartolʹd, Clifford Edmund Bosworth. Hudūd al-ʻĀlam; "The regions of the world": a Persian geography, 372 A.H.-982 A.D. Luzac, 1970. Pg 5.
  3. ^ Jonathan L. Lee. The "ancient supremacy": Bukhara, Afghanistan, and the battle for Balkh, 1731-1901 Brill, 1996. ISBN 90-04-10399-6, ISBN 978-90-04-10399-3. Pg 11
  4. ^ Vladimir Minorsky, Vasiliĭ Vladimirovich Bartolʹd, Clifford Edmund Bosworth. Hudūd al-ʻĀlam; "The regions of the world": a Persian geography, 372 A.H.-982 A.D. Luzac, 1970. Pg vii.
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