Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Badr al-Ḏj̲amālī
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, a Fāṭimid commander-in-chief and vizier. The once so brilliant Fāṭimid kingdom was on the verge of its downfall under the incapable Caliph Mustanṣir (427— 487 = 1036—1094). The Seld̲j̲uḳs were pressing forward into Syria, in Egypt the Turkish slave-guards were fighting with the negro-corps, a seven years’ famine was exhausting the resources of the country, all state authority had disappeared in the general struggle, hunger and disease carried off the people, license and violence destroyed all …

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Becker, C. H., “Badr al-Ḏj̲amālī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1121>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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