Talk:Siege of Shaizar

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Emirate of Shaizar[edit]

Urselius, I wonder if you have an opinion on this - should there be a redlink to the Emirate of Shaizar (or "Munqidhite Shaizar")? Is it worth having an article on the emirate, in addition to one on Shaizar itself? I know the Encyclopaedia of Islam has an article on the Banu Munqidh, which could also possibly be worth an article here. Adam Bishop (talk) 08:37, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

It is a difficult task to differentiate states from ruling dynasties in Arab/Muslim history as the relationship between the two was often intimate. Shaizar wasn't really a city-state on the Ancient Greek or Renaissance Italy model, so the city of Shaizar and the emirate are not entirely identical. Personally I would prefer a separate article on Shaizar as an independant emirate, even though there would be large overlaps with the city of Shaizar page and any 'Munqidhite dynasty' page. Perhaps reducing the length of the Munqidhite period section in the 'Shaizar' article with a link to a new 'Emirate of Shaizar' page might work?Urselius (talk) 12:15, 10 July 2012 (UTC)