Midrār
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(Banū) or Midrārids , minor Berber dynasty which was established in Sid̲j̲ilmās(s)a [q.v.] and which enjoyed relative independence until its final collapse in 366/976-7.

The history of this dynasty can be briefly outlined, thanks to al-Bakrī [q.v.], who lived in the 5th/11th century and thus possessed quite recent information in order to write the chapter that he devotes to it ( Mug̲h̲rib , 148 ff., Fr. tr. 282 ff.), before Ibn ʿId̲h̲ārī (7th-8th/13th-14th century [q.v.]), Ibn Ḵh̲aldūn (8th/14th century [q.v.]) and several historians of the Mag̲h̲rib and Mas̲h̲riḳ were abl…

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Pellat, Ch., “Midrār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5181>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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