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Title: A New Ruler of the Merwānid Emirate in 401/1010,
Subtitle: And Further Considerations on the Legitimizing Power of Regicide
Author(s): HEIDEMANN, Stefan
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 10 Issue: 1-2 Date: 1998
Using the basis of a coin document, a new ruler of the Marwānid emirate can be identified and thus added to the list of rulers given by C.E. Bosworth in New Islamic Dynasties. The circumstances of his accession to the throne shed some new light on the application and spread of regicide as a principle for legitimizing the sovereign power of a ruler, as explored in an article by U. Haarmann in 1990.