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Abū Firās

Abū Firās  

More fully al-Ḥārith ibn Saʿīd ibn Hamdān al- Taghlibī, Arab prince, warrior, and poet; born Iraq 932, died Syria 4 Apr. 968.His mother was of Byz. origin, and after ...
al- Mutanabbī

al- Mutanabbī  

(d. 965)Also known as Abu al-Tayyib Ahmad ibn al-Husayn. Generally considered the greatest Arabic poet. Born in Kufa, Iraq. Became known as al-Mutanabbi, “the would-be prophet,” after leading a ...
Basil the Nothos

Basil the Nothos  

(“bastard”), parakoimomenos; born ca.925, died after 985. The son of Romanos I by a bondwoman of “Scythian” (Slav?) origin, Basil was a eunuch from his boyhood. In 944–47 he was ...
Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos

Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos  

Emperor of the Macedonian dynasty (945–59); born 17 or 18 May 905, died Constantinople 9 Nov. 959.His birth to Leo VI and Zoe Karbonopsina provoked the conflict over the ...
Ḥamdānids

Ḥamdānids  

Arab nomadic Shii clan that undermined Abbasid rule from Mesopotamia (905–991). Its influence eventually extended from Mosul to Baghdad, westward to northern Syria, and northward into Armenia. The ...
John Kourkouas

John Kourkouas  

(c. 895–post 946),Byzantine general of Armenian stock, staunchly loyal to Romanos I Lekapenos, who was appointed army commander-in-chief (“domestic of the schools”) in 922, while still under thirty. ...
Leo Phokas

Leo Phokas  

kouropalates; brother of Nikephoros II and son of Bardas Phokas; born ca.915–20, died on island of Prote? after 970. Constantine VII, seeking the support of the Phokas family, appointed Leo ...
Romanos II

Romanos II  

Emperor of the Macedonian dynasty (959–63); son of Constantine VII and Helen; born Constantinople 939, died Constantinople 15 Mar. 963.In Sept. 944 Romanos I married him to Bertha (Eudokia) ...
Sayf al-Dawla

Sayf al-Dawla (June 916)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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273 words

Ḥamdānid lord of Aleppo; born June 916, died Aleppo 25 Jan. 967.

After asserting his power over Aleppo

Sayf al-Dawlah, Abu al-Hasan Ali

Sayf al-Dawlah, Abu al-Hasan Ali (967)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
71 words

(d. 967)

Hamdanid ruler of Aleppo (r. 945–67). Famed for the illustrious scholars of his court and his

Tzamandos

Tzamandos  

(Τζαμανδός, mod. Kuşkalesi), site in Cappadocia, on a high peak overlooking the road between Caesarea and Melitene. It first appears in the historical sources in 908 when Melias built its ...

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