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S̲h̲aʿbān
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, the name of two Mamlūk sultans.

1. al-Malik al-Kāmil , (son of al-Nāṣir Muḥammad b. Ḳalāwūn [q.v.]), who succeeded his full brother, al-Ṣāliḥ Ismāʿīl, on the latter’s death on 4 Rabīʿ II 746/4 August 1345.

His accession was brought about by a faction headed by his stepfather, Arg̲h̲ūn al-ʿAlāʾī, who had been in effect regent for Ismāʿīl. A rival faction led by the vicegerent of Egypt, Almalik, supporting his half-brother Ḥād̲j̲d̲j̲ī, rapidly lost power, and Arg̲h̲ūn became the dominant magnate throughout the reign. His sound pol…

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Holt, P.M., “S̲h̲aʿbān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6718>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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