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, the sixth ruler of the Ḥammādid dynasty, succeeded his father al-Nāṣir in the year 481/1088. The latter had witnessed the rise to the height of its power of the dynasty and the somewhat artificial development of the Ḳal ʿa of the Banī Ḥammād [see ḥammādids ], as a result of the destruction of al-Ḳayrawān by the Arabs. Two years after the accession of al-Manṣūr, the Arabs, who had advanced towards the West and who had spread over all the region adjoining the Ḳal ʿa, began to make existence there difficult. The prince moved his capital from…

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Marçais, G., “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 17 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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