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Zirid Emir Abdullah ibn Buluggin (d. 1090) on the Reputation of Dynasties

“The good reputation of a dynasty/state endures only as long as it lasts, and continues only during its days of ascendancy; this is the case even if the dynasty is unjust. It is vilified once it has passed away, even if the dynasty was just. People take the side of the winner, with the exception of those people–and they are very few–who look at things fairly and without prejudice”–‘Abd Allah ibn Buluggin (d. 1090), last Zirid emir of Granada, “al-Tibyan”

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3 Comments

  1. Could you tell me from what year is the distribution of borders shown on the map? Must be mid-eleventh century at the latest, isn’t it?

  2. Thank you! This map will be very useful. I knew it had to be before 1085🙂

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