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Bahdīnān
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, bādīnān , the Kurdish territory to the north and north-east of the Mawṣil plain. From the latter years of the ʿAbbāsid Caliphate, circa 600/1200, until the middle of the 13th/19th century the area was a principality ruled from ʿAmādiya ([q.v.], Kurdish Āmēdī ). It included ʿAḳra (Kurd. Ākrē ), S̲h̲ūs̲h̲, and the Zēbārī lands on the Great Zāb river to the east and Dahūk, and occasionally Zāk̲h̲ū, to the west. The principalities of Bōhtān and Ḥakārī bounded it in the north, and that of Sōrān in the south.

The eponymous Bahāʾ al-Dīn family came originally from S̲h̲ams al-Dīnān (Kurd. S̲h̲amdīnā…

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MacKenzie, D.N., “Bahdīnān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1044>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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