Ḥamdānids
(6,243 words)

, Tag̲h̲libī Arab family which, in the 4th/10th century, provided two minor dynasties, which arose, owing to the decadence of the ʿAbbāsid caliphate, in Mesopotamia or D̲j̲azīra (Mosul) and in Syria (Aleppo), and whose most distinguished representative was the amīr of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla.

The Ḥamdānids are descended from ʿAdī b. Usāma... b. Tag̲h̲lib, which is why they are called Tag̲h̲libīs and ʿAdawīs (see their genealogical tree in Wüstenfeld, Tabellen , C, 32 and in M. Canard, Histoire de la dynastie des H’amdânides de Jazîra et de Syrie , i, Algiers 1951, 287-8; cf. the app…

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Canard, M., “Ḥamdānids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0259>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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