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Banu ’l- , name of an extensive family, whose members were active at the ʿAbbāsid court as scholars, literati and courtiers for six or seven generations, from the middle of the 2nd/8th century until the second part of the 4th/10th century.

In the sources, the following persons appear as important members of the family.

(1) Abū Manṣūr Abān , about whose dates of life nothing is known. According to one single information (al-Marzubānī, Muʿd̲j̲am al-s̲h̲uʿarāʾ ed. Krenkow, 286), he traced his lineage back to a minister of the Sāsānid king Ardas̲h̲īr. Though he remained f…

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Fleischhammer, M., “Munad̲j̲d̲j̲im”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5501>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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