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Arab nomadic Shii clan that undermined Abbasid rule from Mesopotamia (905–991). Its influence eventually extended from Mosul to Baghdad, westward to northern Syria, and northward into Armenia. The ascendance of the Hamdanids marks the ninth-century emergence of pastoral dominance over sedentarized communities.

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