The Battle of Ḳuss an-Nâṭif, or the Battle of al-Jisr
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Arabic text

Dhur-l-Ḥâjib

[251c] Hearing that the Arabs were massing their forces, the Persians sent dhu-l-Ḥâjib [the eye-browed] Mardânshâh who was nicknamed by Anûshirwân “Bahman” [potent, endowed with great means] because he augured good from him.1 He was called dhu-l-Ḥâjib because, in his pride, he tied up his brows, to lift them above his eyes. His name, it is said, was Rustam.2

The elephant

Abu-‘Ubaid ordered that the bridge [on the Euphrates] be erected; and it was, the people of Bâniḳiya h…

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“The Battle of Ḳuss an-Nâṭif, or the Battle of al-Jisr”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 22 April 2018



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