Medieval Glossary

Atabeg

A Middle Eastern autonomous governor of an Islamic state who owes allegiance only to the Great Seljuk Sultan.

Related term(s): None
Category: Government and Law
Added: 08.07.05
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Konstam, Angus. Historical Atlas of the Crusades. New York: Checkmark Books, 2002.

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