Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, Ar. Ubbada, a little town in the southeast of Spain, capital of a district of the province of Jaen, with a population of about 20,000. Although the name Ubeda, which was retained by the Arabs, seem to be of Iberian origin, the Muslim geographers attribute the foundation of the town to the Umaiyad ʿAbd al-Raḥmān II b. al-Ḥakam (206—238 = 822—852); the son and successor of this ruler, Muḥammad, is said to have completed its building. Henceforth it formed part of the district (kūra) of Jaen [q. v.] and is sometimes called Ubbadat al-ʿArab, “Ubéda of the Arabs” to distinguish it from anoth…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “Ubeda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5917>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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