Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, S̲h̲ams al-Dīn, Atabeg of Ad̲h̲arbaid̲j̲ān, was originally a slave of the Sald̲j̲ūḳ vizier al-Sumairimī, murdered in 515 or 516 (1121 or 1122) and afterward of Sulṭān Maʿsūd. The latter appointed him governor of Arrān, whereby he became one of the first amīrs in the kingdom. In this remote province he soon took up a more or less independent position and troubled himself little about his Sald̲j̲ūḳ overlord. His marriage with the widow of Sulṭān Ṭog̲h̲rul I gave him a favourable opportunity to cha…

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“Ildegīz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3156>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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