Ḳarāḳūs̲h̲
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, s̲h̲araf al-dīn al-armanī al-muẓaffarī al-nāṣirī (and also al-Taḳawī and al-G̲h̲uzzī), Armenian mamlūk of Saladin’s nephew al-Malik al-Muẓaffar Taḳī al-Dīn, who conducted military operations in Tripolitania and southern Tunisia and for a certain period of time occupied Tripoli, Gabès and other towns. Taḳī al-Dīn, who had personal ambitions, had to renounce the idea of conquering Ifrīḳiya, where the authority of the Almohads was not yet firmly established, and it was his mamlūk who undertook this enterprise (most probably with Saladin’s blessing) from 568/1172 onw…

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Pellat, Ch., “Ḳarāḳūs̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3916>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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