Abū Yūsuf Yaʿḳūb b. Yūsuf b. ʿ Abd al-Muʾmin al-Manṣūr
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, third ruler of the Muʾminid [q.v.] (Almohad) dynasty reigned 580-95/1184-99. On the death of Abū Yaʿḳūb Yūsuf before Santarem on 18 Rabīʿ II 580/29 July 1184, Abū Yūsuf Yaʿḳūb, bringing back the body of his father, reached Seville, where he was proclaimed on 1 Ḏj̲umādā I/10 August. He hastened to Marrākus̲h̲, took the title of amīr al-muʾminīn , issued several severe financial edicts and demanded from his subjects the strictest orthodoxy. He attempted for some time to administer justice himself atpublic audiences and satisfied his passion for constr…

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Huici Miranda, A., “Abū Yūsuf Yaʿḳūb b. Yūsuf b. ʿ Abd al-Muʾmin al-Manṣūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0278>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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