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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Marwān
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b. Yūnus , called ibn al-Ḏj̲illīḳī ("son of the Galician"), famous chief of insurgents in the West of al-Andalus in the second half of the 3rd/9th century. He belonged to a family of neo-Muslims ( muwalladūn ), originating from the North of Portugal and established in Merida. Although his father had been governor of this town on behalf of the sovereigns of Cordova, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān revolted against the Umayyad Amīr Muḥammad I in 254/868. The Amīr besieged him and forced him, after the capitulation of the city, to reside in Cordova.…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Marwān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0116>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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