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Nāṣir al-Dawla
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, Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥasan b. ʿAbd Allāh , a prince of the Ḥamdānid dynasty [q.v.]. From the year 308/920-1 he acted as lieutenant to his father, Abu ’l-Hayd̲j̲āʾ ʿAbd Allāh in the governorship of al-Mawṣil, and on the latter’s death in 317/929 succeeded to the leadership of the Ḥamdānid family. Owing to the part played by Abu ’l-Hayd̲j̲āʾ in the second temporary deposition of the ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Muḳtadir [q.v.], the latter, on his restoration, attempted to put an end to the Ḥamdānids’ control of al-Mawṣil by appointing a governor unconnected with them. Neverthe…

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Bowen, H., “Nāṣir al-Dawla”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5823>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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