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ʿAbd al-Wādids
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( Banū ʿAbd al-Wād , or Zayyānids , Banū Zayyān ), a Berber dynasty which, from the first half of the 7th/13th century to the middle of the 10th/16th century had its capital at Tlemcen (Tilimsān, [q.v.]) and extended its power, against frequent opposition, over the central Mag̲h̲rib (from the frontiers of the present Morocco to the meridian of Bougie).

According to the concepts recorded by Ibn Ḵh̲aldūn, the Banū ʿAbd al-Wād were Zanāta "of the second race". Like the Banū Marīn, B. Tūd̲j̲īn, B. Rās̲h̲id and B. Mzāb, they belonged to the great Zanāta famil…

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Marçais, G., “ʿAbd al-Wādids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0129>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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