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Maʾmūn b. Muḥammad
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, Abu ’l-ʿAbbās , founder of the short-lived line of Maʾmūnid K̲h̲wārazm-S̲h̲āhs in K̲h̲wārazm [q.v.].

Maʾmūn was governor, probably as a nominal vassal of the Sāmānids [q.v.], in the town of Gurgand̲j̲ [q.v.], which during the 4th/10th century had been prospering commercially at the expense of the ancient capital Kat̲h̲ [q.v.], seat of the old-established line of Afrīg̲h̲id K̲h̲wārazm-S̲h̲āhs [see k̲h̲wārazm-s̲h̲āhs ]. In 385/995 the Afrīg̲h̲ids were overthrown and their dynasty extinguished, so that Maʾmūn became ruler of a unified K̲h̲wārazm.

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Bosworth, C.E., “Maʾmūn b. Muḥammad”, 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 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4891>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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