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Definition of the noun almoravid

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noun

  1. a member of a Muslim dynasty of Berber warriors that flourished from 1049 to 1145 and that established political dominance over northwestern Africa and Spain
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: Berber = a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa

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Google previewThe Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihad (2010)

by Ronald A. Messier

Almoravid is an Anglicized version of al- Murabitun.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

See also almoravid dynasty; maliki legal school. Stephen Cory Further reading: Richard Fletcher, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

The first Almoravid campaigns were aimed, therefore, at occupying the main commercial centers. Sijilmasa, the northern terminus of the caravan trade and ruled by the Maghrawa, a Zanata clan, since 970, was seized by ibn Yasin in 1053, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Mauritania (2008)

by Anthony G. Pazzanita

the same time, the Almoravid Empire was threatened from another quarter. The Lemtuna and Messufa, hitherto some of the most reliable followers of Islam, began fighting among themselves. Dismayed at this, Ibn Omar decided that while Ibn ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Libya (2014)

by Ronald Bruce St John

The Almohads conquered the Almoravid capital of Marrakesh in 1147 and reasserted Islamic rule in a number of Spanish cities that had turned against the Almoravids, notably Seville and Cordoba, in 1149. At its height, the Almohad Empire ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire (2004)

by Jennifer Lawler

Introduction The Berbers established the Almoravid Dynasty in North Africa in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. They were associated with a Muslim sect called the Hermits, who had conquered much of northwestern Africa by ¡06¡. At that time ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (2013)

by Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone

The Almoravid movement began among Judala and Lamtuna nomads in Southern Morocco and the Sahara who were involved in the salt, gold, and slave trade with WestAfrica. According to the accepted story, after performing the pilgrimage, ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1M3O1R1A1V4I1D2

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