Idrisid Emirate of Asir

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Idrisid Emirate of Asir
إمارة عسير الإدريسية
Emirate

1906–1934
 


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Capital Sabya
Political structure Emirate
History
 -  Established 1906
 -  Disestablished 1934

The Idrisid Emirate of Asir was a short-lived state located on the Arabian Peninsula.

Geography[edit]

The Emirate was located geographical region of Jizan in what is now southwestern Saudi Arabia. The authority of the Emir was restricted to a strip of the Tihamah some 80 miles (130 km) long and extending about 40 miles (64 km) inland to the scarp of highland Asir, with Sabya as capital and Jizan and Midi as ports.[1]

History[edit]

The Emirate was established by Muhammad ibn Ali al-Idrisi in rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. It gained the support of Great Britain during the First World War,[2] and flourished until the death of Sayyid Muhammad in 1920. It was gradually absorbed into the new state of Saudi Arabia and formally annexed by that kingdom under the Treaty of Taif in 1934.

Maps of the Idrisid Emirate of Asir
1872-1915
1872-1915 
1915-1916
1915-1916 
1916-1923
1916-1923 
1923-1934
1923-1934 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Arabia". Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.). London & New York. 
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Idrisi". Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.). London & New York. 

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