Bābek(420 words)

Huart, Cl.

, Chief of the Ḵh̲urrami-sect; the name is the arabicised form of the Iranian Pāpak. He was, it is said, the son of an itinerant oilmerchant, and was engaged in a very humble occupation when Ḏj̲āwīd̲h̲ān b. Sahl, chief of the Ḵh̲urramīs noticed his gifts. On the death of the latter he claimed that his spirit had entered him and began to stir up the population of the district of al-Bad̲h̲d̲h̲ in Arrān (201=816-817). In 204 (819-820) Yaḥyā b. Muʿād̲h̲ attacked him without success. Afterwards in th…

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Huart, Cl.. "Bābek." Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936). Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 25 April 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-1/babek-SIM_1085>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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