Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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Under the Abbasides
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Border raids

[429c] Naṣr ibn-Sayyâr raided Ushrûsanah during the reign of Marwân ibn-Muḥammad, but could accomplish nothing against it. And when the Commander of the Believers, abu-l-‘Abbâs, succeeded to the caliphate, he and the caliphs after him kept appointing ‘âmils who penetrated the borders of the enemy’s country, invading their territory, and making war upon whoever did not acknowledge all…

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“Under the Abbasides”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 27 February 2020

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