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(corresponding to Tkish. deñiz “sea”) al-Ḥusāmī al-Nāṣirī, Sayf al-Dīn (d. 740/1340), Mamlūk commander and governor of the province of Damascus 712-40/1312-40 during the third reign of al-Nāṣir Muḥammad b. Ḳalāwūn [q.v.].

Tankiz rose to favour as one of that sultan’s bodyguard ( k̲h̲āṣṣakiyya ), fought against the Il-K̲h̲ānid Mongols in Syria and became nāʾib al-salṭana for the province. When in Syria, he remained high in the sultan’s favour, travelling almost every other year to Cairo, where he was received with great honour and overwhelmed with …

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Conermann, S., “Tankiz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1168>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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