Islamic Dynasties

Students of Islamic Science regularly need to look up a certain ruler and the dynasty to which he or she belongs. There are special books where this kind of information is provided. The most recent one is ” The New Islamic Dynasties”, given in the bibliographical list below. This works gives a list of Dynasties, with short descriptions of their history and genealogical diagrams of the members showing the rulers in chronological order.


  1. Stanley Lane Poole, The Mohammedan Dynasties: Chronological and Genealogical Tables with Historical Introductions, London, 1983
  2. Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The New Islamic Dynasties: A Chronological and Genealogical Manual, Columbia Press, 1996


A very good website with dozens of PDF versions of important reference books is:


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