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Nūḥ
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(II) b. Manṣūr b. Nūḥ , Sāmānid amīr initially in Transoxania and K̲h̲urāsān. latterly in the first province only (366-87/977-97), given after his death the honorific al-Amīr al-Raḍī (“the Wellpleasing”).

The last of his line to enjoy a reign of any significant length, Nūḥ succeeded his father Manṣūr (I) [q.v.] at the age of 13, real power being in the hands of his mother and the vizier Abu ’l-Ḥusayn ʿUtbī, the last vizier to the Sāmānids worthy of the title. However, authority in the state fell more and more into the hands of the great milita…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Nūḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5968>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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