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The numismatic evidence for the reign of Aḥmad b. Ṭūlūn

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This paper re-examines the reign of Aḥmad b. Ṭūlūn (254–270/868-883), taking account of the currently available numismatic evidence. It argues for a reappraisal of the crucial triangular relationship between Ibn Ṭūlūn, the caliph al-Muʿtamid ʿalā Allāh (256–279/869-892) and the latter’s brother Abū Aḥmad (known as al-Muwaffaq billāh from 261/874). The rise of the Tulunids is situated within the context of the weakening of the Abbasid unitary state in the middle of the third century AH/ninth c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Gardens, Libraries and Museums
Department:
Academic Services; Ashmolean Museum
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Middle East Medievalists Publisher's website
Journal:
Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā Journal website
Publication date:
2017-11-05
Acceptance date:
2017-11-10
Pubs id:
pubs:747089
URN:
uri:3f872d8a-ba19-4f4f-8e1f-f3f46ab04980
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uuid:3f872d8a-ba19-4f4f-8e1f-f3f46ab04980
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pubs:747089

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