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b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-T̲h̲aḳafī, governor of Spain. His period of office is said to have covered about three years (98—100 = 717—719). During this time be made many districts of Spain tributary and extended his raids beyond the Pyrenees. The Arab chronicles, however, have little to tell of his rule; the Christians (Chron. Pac), who call him Alahor (Alahort), also give no details. It is clear from their allusions, however, that he was feared by the Christians as well as hated by a section of his countrymen for his extortions and therefore dismissed by ʿOmar II.


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“al-Ḥurr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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