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Bād̲h̲ām, Bād̲h̲ān
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, Persian governor in the Yemen towards the end of the Prophet Muḥammad’s lifetime. A Persian presence had been established in the Yemen ca. 570 A.D. when there had taken place a Yemenī national reaction under the Ḥimyarī prince Abū Murra Sayf b. D̲h̲ī Yazan [see sayf b. d̲h̲ī yazan ] against the Ethiopian-backed governor Masrūḳ b. Abraha. The Persian Emperor Ḵh̲usraw Anūs̲h̲irwān had sent troops to support Sayf b. D̲h̲ī Yazan, and eventually, a Persian garrison, with a military governor at its head, was set up in Ṣanʿāʾ. It was the progeny of …

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Bosworth, C. E., “Bād̲h̲ām, Bād̲h̲ān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8385>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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