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banū , a family of Persian origin who performed in the course of two succeeding centuries (the 4th/10th and 5th/11th centuries) the influential functions of wazīr , kātib or intendant ( mudabbir ) at several princely courts throughout the Middle East, in Bag̲h̲dād, Aleppo, Cairo, Mawṣil, and Mayyāfāriḳīn.

In the collections of ak̲h̲bār concerning the vicissitudes of this family, the respective representatives of four succeeding generations are mentioned in particular. The first three of these are described in the ak̲h̲bār concerning the family and also in this article, as …

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Smoor, P., “al-Mag̲h̲ribī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4768>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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