Juvayni family

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The Juvayni family was a Persian[1][2] family native to the Juvayn area in Khorasan. The most famous members were Shams al-Din Juvayni (d. 1284) and his elder brother Ata-Malik Juvayni (d. 1283). The family was known for patronizing many scholars and poets, such as Saadi Shirazi and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi.

The family claimed ancestry from al-Fadl ibn al-Rabi' (d. 823/4), who had served in high offices under the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid (r. 786–809).[1] The family worked for many different dynasties during its heyday, such as the Ziyarids, Seljuks, Khwarazmians, and the Ilkhanate.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c Biran 2009, pp. 71–74.
  2. ^ Jackson 2017, p. 110.
  3. ^ Lambton 2016, p. 305.


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