ʿĀmir I and II
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ʿĀmir I b. Ṭāhir b. Maʿūḍa, al-Malik al-Ẓāfir Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, was the younger brother of al-Malik al-Mujāhid ʿAlī, together with whom he built up the rule of the Sunnī Ṭāhirids in Yemen from 858/1454. Until his voluntary abdication as ruler in 864/1460, ʿĀmir I ruled jointly with his brother. During these six years, Ṭāhirid coins were minted in his name. From 864/1460 until his death in 870/1466, ʿĀmir I devoted himself to the conquest of Ṣanʿāʾ and its incorporation into the Ṭāhirid territories. A…

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Peskes, Esther, “ʿĀmir I and II”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0095>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004150171, 2007, 2007-1



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