Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd b. Zankī
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, Zankid or Zangid sultan and successor to Zankī (d. 565/1174), who was murdered during the siege of Ḳalʿat D̲j̲aʿbar [q.v.] in Rabīʿ I 541/September 1146. The succession posed a series of problems since there were four heirs:

Sayf al-Dīn G̲h̲āzī, the eldest, represented his father at Mawṣil [q.v.], the second son, Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd, had accompanied his father in the majority of his military operations, the third, Nuṣrat al-Dīn Amīr-Amīrān, was to be governor of Ḥarrān [q.v.], the fourth son, Ḳuṭb al-Dīn Mawdūd [q.v.] was to succeed his eldest brother at Mawṣil. There was also …

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Elisséeff, N., “Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd b. Zankī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5988>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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