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A Muslim territory ruled by an emir (Arabic amir, ‘lord’ or ‘prince’), often uniting civil and military authority. Depending on the strength of the caliphate, an emir might be either a diligent subordinate, subject to supervision and removal, as under the early Abbasids, or a virtually independent princeling, able to defy his nominal master.

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