Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz II

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Abd al-Aziz II
Caliph of Ifriqiya
Reign 1394–1434
Predecessor Ahmad II
Successor Muhammad III
Full name
Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz II
Died 1434

Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz II (reigned 1394–1434) was an Hafsid Caliph of Ifriqiya. He proceeded to further consolidate the kingdom after his father Abu al-Abbas Ahmad II had restored its integrity. A strong monarch and an orthodox Muslim he abolished some taxes he deemed incompatible with the teachings of Qur'an, using instead privateer actions against Christian shipping as a way to raise state income. He intervened against his western neighbors, the Abdalwadid dynasty of the Kingdom of Tlemcen, and in Andalusia as well.

Sources[edit]

Fossier, Robert; Jacques Verger; Robert Mantran; Catherine Asdracha; Charles de La Roncière (1987). Storia del medioevo III: Il tempo delle crisi (1250–1520). Giulio Einaudi editore. p. 368. ISBN 88-06-58404-9.