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Mengüček
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( Mangūd̲j̲ak ), a Turkmen chief who was the eponym of a minor dynasty which appears in history with his son Isḥāḳ in 512/1118 in eastern Anatolia around the town of Erzind̲j̲ān [q.v.], but including also Diwrigi and Kog̲h̲onia/Colonia-Ḳara Ḥiṣār S̲h̲arḳī.

His territory accordingly lay between that of the Dānis̲h̲mendids [q.v.] on the west, of the Saltuḳids [q.v.] of Erzerum on the east, of the Byzantine province of Trebizond on the north and of the Artuḳid principalities [see artuḳids ] on the south; it thus commanded the traditional highway for invasions from Iran into A…

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Cahen, Cl., “Mengüček”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5157>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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