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Masūd b. Mawdūd b. Zangī
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, ʿIzz al-Dīn , fifth Zangid Atābak of al-Mawṣil (Mosul) (576-89/1180-93).

Masʿūd’s public career was entangled from beginning to end with that of his great adversary Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, and it is easy to regard him as no more than a troublesome shadow in the latter’s path. But Masʿūd had a positive policy of his own—to maintain, under his leadership, the legacy of Zangī and Nūr al-Dīn in North Syria and the D̲j̲azīra. Though he had neither the material resources nor the political imagination to block Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn’s ambitions altogether, he nevertheless proved a te…

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Humphreys, R.S., “Masūd b. Mawdūd b. Zangī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5028>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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