Hafsites sentence example
- The Hafsites (so called from Abu IIafs, the ancestor of Abu Zakariya, a Berber chieftain who had been one of the intimate disciples of the Almohade mandi) assumed the title of Prince of the Faithful, a dignity which was acknowledged even at Mecca, when in the days of Mostansir, the second Hafsite, the fall of Bagdad left Islam without a titular head.
- In its best days the empire of the Hafsites extended from Tlemcen to Tripoli, and they received homage from the Merinids of Fez; they held their own against repeated Frankish invasions, of which the most notable were that which cost St Louis of France his life (1270), and that of the duke of Bourbon (1390), when English troops took part in the unsuccessful siege of Mandia.
- des Berberes, by De Slane, 4 vols., Algiers, 1852-1856) includes the earlier Hafsites, that of Al-Kairawani (Hist.
- For its later fortunes, see Tunisia, of which regency, since the accession of the Hafsites, Tunis has been the capital.