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( banu ’l-afṭas ), small Hispano-Muslim dynasty of the 5th/11th century, which reigned during the period of the mulūk al-ṭawāʾif of al-Andalus over a vast territory in the western part of the Iberian peninsula, with Badajoz (Baṭalyaws) as its capital.

On the dismemberment of the caliphate of Cordova, the "Lower March" of al-Andalus ( al-t̲h̲ag̲h̲r al-adnā ), consisting of the middle valley of the Guadiana (Wādī Ānā) and the central portion of modern Portugal, passed into the possession of a liberated slave of al-Ḥakam II, Sābūr, who, according to th…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “Afṭasids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0353>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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