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Abū Ḥafṣ ʿUmar b. S̲h̲uʿayb al-Ballūtī
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, native of Pedroche (Bitrawd̲j̲) in the Faḥṣ al-Ballūt, a district to the north of Cordova, founder of a minor dynasty which ruled over the island of Crete (Iḳrītis̲h̲ [q.v.]) between 212/827 and 350/961, when his descendant ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. S̲h̲uʿayb was dethroned and the island recaptured by the general and future Byzantine emperor Nicephorus Phocas.

After the celebrated revolt of the Suburb which broke out in Cordova in 202/818 and was harshly suppressed by the amīr Ḥakam I (cf. umayyads of spain), a group of Andalusians, several thousand in number, who had been expelled …

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “Abū Ḥafṣ ʿUmar b. S̲h̲uʿayb al-Ballūtī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0189>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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