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From: WJhonson <>
Subject: Re: Zaida's background [was Re: Zaida in new Encyclopaedia of Islam?]
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:08:39 -0700
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<<In a message dated 10/21/07 11:50:15 Pacific Daylight Time, writes:
Yes, they do. They don't specify the age, though. Some reconstructions
place his birth as late as 1098. There is not much leeway the other
way, as it is thought Zaida came north no earlier than 1091, and so he
could hardly have been born before 1092. >>
But what about the possibility that his mother wasn't Zaida at all ? I have no less than five different women associated as sexual partners with Alphonso.


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