Yānis
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, al-Amīr Abu ’l-Fatḥ Nāṣir (or Amīr, Ibn Tag̲h̲rībirdī, Nud̲j̲ūm , v, Cairo 1913-17, 240) al-D̲j̲uyūs̲h̲ Sayf al-Islām S̲h̲araf al-Islām, al-Rūmī al-Armanī al-Ḥāfiẓī (d. 16 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 526/1132), the fourth of six Muslim Armenian viziers of the Fāṭimids (over the period 1074-1163).

A former mamlūk of al-Afḍal, in 516/1122-3, Yānis was appointed chief of the ṣibyān and head of the treasury by al-Āmir’s vizier Maʾmūn al-Baṭāʾiḥī (al-Maḳrīzī, K̲h̲iṭaṭ , ed. al-Malīgī, iv, 268). Rising to the posts of chamberlain and commander-in-chief, the political care…

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Dadoyan, Seta B., “Yānis”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7980>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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