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S̲h̲aḳunda
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, arabicised form of Secunda, name of a little town opposite Cordova on the left bank of the Guadalquivir. According to al-Maḳḳarī and Ibn G̲h̲ālib, it was originally surrounded by a rampart. It was here that a decisive battle was fought in 129/747 between the Maʿaddī clan under Yūsuf al-Fihrī [q.v.] and al-Sumayl b. Ḥātim [q.v.] and the Yamanī clan commanded by Abu ’l-K̲h̲aṭṭār, who was defeated. Later, at the zenith of the Umayyad caliphate, Secunda became one of the richest suburbs of Cordova and was also called the “southern suburb” ( al-rabaḍ al-d̲j̲anūbī ). The celebrated Abu ’l-W…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “S̲h̲aḳunda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6790>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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