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al-Manṣūr
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bi’llāh (Almanzor in the mediaeval Spanish chronicles) is the name by which is known the man who was, de facto, the real master of al-Andalus from 368/978 to 392/1002. Since no new source is available, except as regards the military campaigns, to expand upon the major features of the biography of Abū ʿĀmir Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. Abī ʿĀmir al-Maʿāfirī , as revealed through the works of R. Dozy ( Histoire des musulmans d’Espagne ) and E. Lévi-Provençal ( Histoire de l’Espagne musulmane ), this article will be confined to a summary of this material.

Born in 326/938 into a minor a…

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Chalmeta, P., “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 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4936>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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