Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Masʿūd
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Abu Saʿīd, the eldest son of Sulṭān Maḥmūd of G̲h̲azna, was born in the year 388 (998). In 406 (1015—1016), Sulṭān Maḥmūd nominated him his heir-apparent, and two years later made him governor of Herāt. In 411 (1020), at the command of his father, he led an expedition to G̲h̲ūr and reduced the northwestern part to submission. Shortly after this, he was disgraced and sent as a prisoner to Multān, but he was soon taken back into favour and was reinstated in his government at Herāt. When the province of Raiy was conquered in 420 (1…

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Nazim, M., “Masʿūd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4593>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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