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, a place in ʿIrāḳ the exact situation of which cannot now be fixed. According to Masʿūdī it belonged to the Ṭaff [q. v.], the frontier district between Babylonia and Arabia and was 16 parasangs (about 60 miles) from Kūfa. Yāḳūt says it was nearer Kūfa than Wāṣiṭ. Bāk̲h̲amrā is famous in the history of the ʿAbbāsids from the decisive battle which took place there between the army of the Caliph al-Manṣūr commanded by ʿĪsā b. Mūsā and the troops of the ʿAlid Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd Allāh, in which the lat…

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Streck, M., “Bāk̲h̲amrā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1227>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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