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, Granada , the capital of the province and ancient kingdom of that name, does not come into prominence in Spanish history until the early 5th/11th century when a collateral branch of the Ṣanhād̲j̲a Zīrids (ruling in the Ḳalʿa of the Banū Ḥammād, and later in Bougie) realized that its power was waning and offered its services to the first minister of His̲h̲ām II, ʿAbd al-Malik al-Muẓaffar, son and successor of al-Manṣūr Ibn Abī ʿĀmīr. The reply was satisfactory, so they embarked with a considerab…

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Huici Miranda, A. and H. Terrasse, “G̲h̲arnāṭa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0230>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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