K̲h̲āṣṣ Beg
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or Arslan Beg b. Balangirī (d. 547 or 548/1153), Turkmen amīr under the Great Sald̲j̲ūḳs of ʿIrāḳ and western Persia. The name K̲h̲āṣṣ Beg seems to have been bestowed on him because of his favoured position under Sulṭān Masʿūd b. Muḥammad (529-47/1134-52); it is used in similar contexts in the works of D̲j̲alāl al-Dīn Rūmī and in the Kitāb Dede Ḳorḳut . During the latter years of Masʿūd’s reign, K̲h̲āṣṣ Beg secured an ascendancy in the state, disposing of such rivals as Tog̲h̲a Yürek’s son ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, governor of Arrān (541/1147), and Boz-aba, govern…

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Sümer, F., “K̲h̲āṣṣ Beg”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4225>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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