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al-Murābiṭūn
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(a.), known in European usage as the Almoravids , a dynasty of Berber origin which ruled in North Africa and then Spain during the second half of the 5th/11th century and the first half of the 6th/12th century before being replaced by another Berber dynasty, that of the Almohads or al-Muwaḥḥidūn [q.v.]. The Almoravids are mentioned in the anonymous 12th century Troubadour song Chevalier , mult estes guariz: “Quant Deu a vus fait sa clamur Des Turs e des Amoraviz”, “Knights, your salvation is assured since God has appealed to you to take His side against the Tur…

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Norris, H.T. and Chalmeta, P., “al-Murābiṭūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0798>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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