Al-Mansur Al-Husayn III

Al-Mansur Al-Husayn III

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Al-Mansur al-Husayn III (died 1888) was a claimant to the dignity of imam of Yemen in 1859-1863, wielding power in intense rivalry with other self-proclaimed imams. Al-Husayn bin Muhammad bin al-Hadi, known by the title al-Mansur, emerged at a time when the Zaidi imamate of Yemen was suffering a period of political chaos. The Tihamah lowland was ruled by the Ottoman Turks, while the highland was contested between several imams, such as al-Hadi Ghalib, al-Mansur Muhammad bin Abdallah and al-Mutawakkil al-Muhsin. After 1852, the capital city San'a was governed by the shaykh Ahmad al-Haymi, who was not a scholarly figure. Al-Haymi was considered a vicious personality, and in 1859 the population of San'a had enough and planned to assassinate the governor. Al-Haymi managed to slip away, intending to reach the Turks in the coastland, but was captured by Yemeni tribesmen.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136698854
  • 9786136698854