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, an Ismāʿīlī dynasty ruling over much of the southern highlands and Tihāma [q.v.] region of the Yemen between the years 439-532/1047-1138 approximately.

1. History , Firstly, a word should be said about sources. Ismāʿīlī sources have in the past always been difficult of access and we still suffer from their general policy of secrecy in this matter. Still a major source is ʿUmāra’s Taʾrīk̲h̲ al-ϒaman (the author died in 569/1174) and the best edition of it remains Kay’s (see Bibl . below). The work is scarcely ideal, however; the author, writing for the high officials of t…

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Smith, G.R., “Ṣulayḥids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1112>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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