BAHRAM III., son of Bahrain II., under whose rule he had been governing Sejistan (therefore called Saganshah, Agathias iv.
Bahrain deposed the vassal king of the Persian part of Armenia and made it a province.
In 1134 Bahrain Shah failed in this obligation and brought on himself 1 See Defremery, Journ.
De Goeje, Memoire sur les Carmathes du Bahrain et les Fatimides (Leiden, 1886).
Eastward he extended his dominions to Balkh, and in the south his generals made the conquest of Bahrain (Bahrein), on the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf, and the territory and islands of the Persian seaboard, inclusive of the mountainous province of Lar.