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, governing family of Egypt from 254/868 to 292/905, the date of the brief restoration of direct ʿAbbāsid rule over the province.

A history of the family centres on the careers of its first two members, Aḥmad b. Ṭūlūn [q.v.] and his son, K̲h̲umārawayh [q.v.], who succeeded his father in 270/884. Ibn Ṭūlūn was sent as resident governor by Bāyakbāk (d. 256/870), himself appointed over Egypt by the caliph al-Muʿtazz in 254/868 (al-Yaʿḳūbī, Taʾrīk̲h̲ , ii, 615). Ibn Ṭūlūn and Bāyakbāk were both members of the largely Central Asian Turkish guard formed initially in Bag̲h̲…

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Gordon, M.S., “Ṭūlūnids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1250>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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