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Ḥizb
(23,851 words)

, ‘political party’. The use of the word ḥizb in the sense of a political party is a recent one, dating from the beginning of the twentieth century or thereabouts, but this modern usage was in a way a natural and legitimate extension of the traditional and classical one (see preceding article). This traditional sense is the one found in the nineteenth-century dictionaries. Thus Kazimirski’s Dictionnaire (…

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Kedourie, E., Rustow, D.A., Banani, A., Kazemzadeh, F., Spuler, B., Guimbretière, A. and Caldwell, J.A.M., “Ḥizb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0296>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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