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The ʿAlidsThe First Family of Islam, 750-1200$
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Teresa Bernheimer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638475

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.001.0001

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The ʿAlids as Local Nobility

The ʿAlids as Local Nobility

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(p.71) 5 The ʿAlids as Local Nobility
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The ʿAlids
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Teresa Bernheimer

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0005

This chapter draws together the themes of the previous chapters and gives a case study of two prominent families in the Islamic East, the Āl Zubāra and the Āl BuṭṭĀnĪ. Both families combined their sacred descent with other sources of elite status, such as wealth and learning, to ensure their place as the primi inter pares of the Eastern Islamic elites.

Keywords:   ʻAlids, Latin Capital Letter A with Macron>l Zubāra, Āl BuṭṭĀnĪ, families, Islamic elite, Islamic society

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