Ḥusayn b. Ḥamdān
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b. Ḥamdūn b. al-Ḥārit̲h̲ ... al-ʿAdawī al-Tag̲h̲libī , the first member of the Ḥamdānid family [see ḥamdānids ] to play an important part in the history of the caliphate at the end of the 3rd/9th and the beginning of the 4th/10th century who, unlike his father Ḥamdān, was active not only locally in the D̲j̲azīra but also in Bag̲h̲dād and in other regions of the empire of the caliphs. At first a K̲h̲ārid̲j̲ī, he began his career by an opportunist support of the caliph al-Muʿtaḍid by giving up to him in 282/895 Ar…

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Canard, M., “Ḥusayn b. Ḥamdān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2981>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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