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ʿUṣfūrids
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, a minor dynasty of mediaeval Arabia in the al-Aḥsā/al-Ḥasā [q.v.] and al-Baḥrayn [q.v.] areas of eastern Arabia. Their rule began there in 651/1253 after their seizure of the region from the ʿUyūnids [q.v.]. The ʿUṣfūr were kings of Banū ʿĀmir b. ʿAwf b. Mālik, a baṭn of ʿUḳayl, in the 7th/13th century, whilst their subjects included the Banū T̲h̲aʿlaba. Little appears to be known of their history. In the mid-9th/15th century, a branch of the ʿUṣfūrids called the D̲j̲abrids assumed control of al-Aḥsā.

Bibliography

Ibn K̲h̲aldūn, ʿIbar, vi, 12

Caskel and Strenziok, Ǧamharat …

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Smith, G.R., “ʿUṣfūrids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7743>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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