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S̲h̲addādids
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or Banū S̲h̲addād , a minor dynasty of Arrān and eastern Armenia which flourished from the 4th/10th to the 6th/12th century (ca. 340-570/ca. 951-1174), with a main line in Gand̲j̲a and Dwīn [q.vv.] and a junior, subsequent one in Ānī [q.v.] which persisted long after the end of the main branch under Sald̲j̲ūḳ and latterly Ildeñizid suzerainty.

There seems no reason to doubt the information in the history of the later Ottoman historian Müned̲j̲d̲j̲im Bas̲h̲i̊ that the S̲h̲addādids were in origin Kurdish. Their ethnicity was complicated by the fact that…

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Bosworth, C.E., “S̲h̲addādids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6734>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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