Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Nāʾib
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(a.), literally “substitute, delegate” (nomen agentis from n-w-b “to take the place of another”), the term applied generally to any person appointed as deputy of another in an official position, and more especially, in the Mamlūk and Dihlī Sulṭānates, to designate a. the deputy or lieutenant of the Sulṭān and b. the governors of the chief provinces (see also the article egypt, above, vol. ii., p. 16a). In the Mamlūk system the former, entitled nāʾ ib al-salṭana al-muʿaẓẓama wa-kāfil al-maniālik al-s̲h̲arīfa al-islāmīya, was the Vice-Sulṭān proper, who administered all the te…

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Gibb, H. A. R. and Davies, C. Collin, “Nāʾib”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_COM_0091>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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