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Hishām b. ʿAbd al-Malik
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Hishām b. ʿAbd al-Malik (b. 72/691, r. 105–25/724–43), was the tenth Umayyad caliph. His twenty-year reign marked the apogee of Umayyad territorial expansion and was characterised by sustained stability, in sharp contrast to the years that followed his death. Hishām was born in 72/691, his mother was ʿĀʾisha bt. Hishām b. Ismāʿīl al-Makhzūmī. Nothing has been preserved regarding his childhood and education. He reportedly led raids into Byzantine territory in 87/706, but did not otherwise make any a…

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Judd, Steven C., “Hishām b. ʿAbd al-Malik”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30490>
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