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Saʿdians
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(Banū Saʿd), the name of the dynasty of S̲h̲arīfs in Morocco which in 1544 (951) replaced the Waṭṭāsid dynasty on the throne of Fās.

From the beginning of the fifteenth century the expeditions of the Portuguese and Spanish against the Muslim lands in Spain or North Africa had raised to a great pitch the fanaticism of the Berbers and of the Arabs who reacted violently under the leadership of holy men, s̲h̲arīfs [q. v.] and marabouts [q. v.].

In a country organised according to tribes or divided into numerous little states of a feudal character, among peoples whose only link of solidarit…

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Cour, A., “Saʿdians”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5031>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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