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VIII Der König und die Stämme

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This chapter presents an overview on the king and tribes in the al-Ḥīra. Enduring conflicts of interest between the king and the neighboring tribes even resulted that the fight against the supposedly despotic rule of the monarch became ideal for the Bedouin who follows the act of heroism was considered as a makruma. The effective control and securing of the loyalty of the tribes was therefore a major concern of Laḫmiden and formed besides the good relationship with the Sassanids. The chapter discusses the basic lines of the tribal politics of Laḫmiden. It discusses the main tribes having a closer relationship to the Laḫmiden. The kings of al-Ḥīra cultivated a particularly close relationship to Tamīm a major North Arabian tribe whose territory extended from central Arabia to the south of al-Ḥīra. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: al-Ḥīra; Laḫmiden; Sassanids; Tamīm; tribes



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