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, Abū Manṣūr ʿIzz al-Dawla, son of Muʿizz al-Dawla, the Būyid, born 331 (942-943), succeeded on the death of his father 356 (967) to the dominion which he had conquered. His reign was not a brilliant one as he lived solely for sensual pleasures and was distinguished only for his great physical strength. He soon came into conflict with the Turk Subuktigīn and was only victorious by the aid of his ambitious cousin ʿAḍud al-Dawla; when the latter seized Bag̲h̲dād, the capital, in 364 (975), he had Bak̲…

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“Bak̲h̲tiyār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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