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Sulṭāniyya
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, a town in the mediaeval Islamic province of northern D̲j̲ibāl some 50 km/32 miles to the southeast of Zand̲j̲ān [q.v.] (lat. 36° 24′ N., long. 48° 50′ E.).

1. History.

Sulṭāniyya was founded towards the end of the 7th/13th century by the Mongol Il K̲h̲ānids and served for a while in the following century as their capital. The older Persian name of the surrounding district was apparently S̲h̲āhrūyāz or S̲h̲ārūyāz/S̲h̲arūbāz (which was to be the site, adjacent to Sulṭāniyya, of the tomb which the Il K̲h̲ānid Abū Saʿīd [q.v.] built for himself, according to Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū). It was orig…

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Minorsky, V., Bosworth, C.E. and Blair, Sheila S., “Sulṭāniyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1118>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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