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By Dilip Hiro

ISBN-10: 1566569044

ISBN-13: 9781566569040

During this up to date, painstakingly researched dictionary, writer Dilip Hiro brings essentially the most tumultuous areas of the area to our fingertips. it truly is easy-to-read, uncomplicated to take advantage of, authoritative, and accomplished. If bargains a variety of alphabetically prepared info on issues starting from present affairs, heritage and politics to religions, literature and vacationer destinations.

Topics lined comprise: Arab Spring, Arab-Israeli Wars, Biographies, Christianity and Christian Sects, Civil Wars, kingdom Profiles, Ethnic teams, govt, Gulf Wars, historic locations, historical past, Hostages, overseas Agreements and Treaties, Islam and Islamic Sects, Judaism and Jewish Sects, Languages, Literary Personalities, army and armed forces Leaders, Nonconventional and Nuclear guns, Oil and gasoline, Peace method, Politics, local Conflicts, faith, Terrorism, vacationer locations, United countries, and masses more.

This is a must have reference for a person really drawn to knowing extra in regards to the background and present occasions of the center East.

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Sa'd al-Dababi also claimed that he had killed him. And it is also reported on the authority of Abu alHusayn, the maternal uncle of Abu al-Sans, that he had stabbed a man in the back at dawn without recognizing who it was; they subsequently discovered a stab wound in the back of Abu al-Husayn (Yahya). But no one is certain who killed him because so many claimed to have done it. The head arrived at the residence of Muhammad b. 'Abdallah b. Tahir in a state of decomposition. They sought someone who would carve the eyes and larynx out of the flesh but to no avail; the butchers ran away.

Umar, who was wearing the Tibetan coat of mail which he had taken from 'Abdallah b. Mahmdd; it trailed down the sides of the mule. A son of Khalid b. 'Imran called Khayr came upon Yahya but did not recognize him; he thought that Yahya was a man from Khurasan on account of the 5 3. This is but one more instance of the continuous struggle by the Shi'ites against the 'Abbasids that is profusely documented by Tabari. 54• Their uncoordinated and chaotic attack is only a reflection of their lack of training and inexperience.

1 554) Muhammad b. 'Abdallah now gave orders that the masonry bridges ( ganatir) be destroyed, and the water canals be flooded in the district ( tassuj ) of al-Anbar and those sections of the district of Baduraya88 that bordered it. He did this in order to cut the road to the Turks, fearing that they would come to al-Anbar. The men in charge of that were Najubah b. Qays and Muhammad b. Hamad b . Mansur al-Sa'di. Muhammad b . 'Abdallah received word that the Turks had sent someone for the royal canopy ( shamsah )R9 which was in the custody of al-Baynuq al-Farghani .

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