Sayf al-Dawla(8,141 words)

, Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Abi ’l-Hayd̲j̲āʾ ʿAbd Allāh b. Ḥamdān b. Ḥamdūn b. al-Ḥārit̲h̲ Sayf al-Dawla al-Tag̲h̲libī (17 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 303-24 Ṣafar 356/22 June 916-9 February 967), amīr of Aleppo and of northern Syria, also of Mayyāfāriḳīn and of western D̲j̲azīra (Diyār Bakr and Diyār Muḍar), from 333/945 until his death. From his time until the present day, he has personified the Arab chivalrous ideal in its most tragic aspect. A peerless warrior, magnanimous vanquisher of rebellious Syrian tribes, he led with audacity, and for a long time with success, the d̲j̲ihād

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"Sayf al-Dawla." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 24 July 2014 <http://brillonline.nl/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/sayf-al-dawla-COM_1010>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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