Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Ḥais
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(Häs, Hēs),a town in South Arabia, at the foot of the Ḏj̲ebel Raʾs at the entrance to a valley about five miles S. E. of Zabīd. [q. v.]. In 1842 it consisted of 500 houses of earth and stone, 250 round huts, an old castle with a garrison of 300 men, 21 mosques, including one large one which was already falling into ruins, 10 coffee-houses and inns, several coffee-mills and potteries, the latter of which supplied the whole of the Yemen, a few dye-works and indigo factories, and numbered 2000 men c…

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Schleifer, J., “Ḥais”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2621>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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