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Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

Series Editor: Carole Hillenbrand

This series publishes important studies dealing with the history of Iran and Turkey in the period 1000-1700 AD. This period is significant because it heralds the advent of large numbers of nomadic Turks from Central Asia into the Islamic world. Their influence was felt particularly strongly in Iran and Turkey, territories which they permanently transformed.

The series presents translations of medieval Arabic and Persian texts which chronicle the history of the medieval Turks and Persians, and also publishes scholarly monographs which handle themes of medieval Turkish and Iranian history such as historiography, nomadisation and folk Islam.

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  1. The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turks

    Poetry as a Source for Iranian History

    By G.E. Tetley

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    This new view on aspects of the Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties concentrates on the relationship of the panegyric poets Farrukhi Sistani (c.995-1032) and Mu'izzi (c.1045-1127) to the Ghaznavid and Seljuk rulers and dignitaries for whom they wrote. Dr Tetley investigates the reliability of the...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The History of the Seljuq State

    A Translation with Commentary of the Akhbar al-dawla al-saljuqiyya

    Edited by Clifford Edmund Bosworth

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    The Akhbar al-dawla al-saljuqiyya is one of the key primary documents on the history of Western Persia and Iraq in the 11th and 12th centuries. This book provides an accessible English translation and commentary on the text, making available to a new readership this significant work on the...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Great Seljuqs

    A History

    By Osman Aziz Basan

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    This book provides a broad history of the Seljuq Turks from their origins and early conquests in the 10th century, through the rise of empire, until its dissolution at the end of the 12th. Where the history of the Seljuqs is usually studied in the context of medieval Persian, Arabic or Islamic...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Rum Seljuqs

    Evolution of a Dynasty

    By Songul Mecit

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    Charting the expansion of the Rum Seljuqs from rulers of a small principality to a fully- fledged sultanate ruling over almost the whole of Anatolia, this book demonstrates how ideology, rather than military success, was crucial in this development. The Rum Seljuqs examines four distinct phases of...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Early Seljuq History

    A New Interpretation

    By A.C.S. Peacock

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    This book investigates the early history of the Seljuq Turks, founders of one of the most important empires of the mediaeval Islamic world, from their origins in the Eurasian steppe to their conquest of Iran, Iraq and Anatolia. The first work available in a western language on this important...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Iranian Elites and Turkish Rulers

    A History of Isfahan in the Saljuq Period

    By David Durand-Guedy

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    The Saljuq period of the eleventh and twelfth centuries saw the arrival in Iran of Türkmen nomads from Central Asia and the beginning of Turkish rule. Through the example of the city of Isfahan, the book analyses the internal evolution of Iranian society in this period and the interaction of the...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The History of the Seljuq Turks

    The Saljuq-nama of Zahir al-Din Nishpuri

    Edited by Edmund Bosworth

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    Nishapuri flourished in the 12th century and wrote a succinct history in Persian of the Saljuq Turks, a tribal group from Central Asia who in the 11th century established a vast empire, enduring for some century and a half and bringing about lasting changes to the ethnic composition and the...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Annals of the Saljuq Turks

    Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir

    By D.S. Richards

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh, is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  9. Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy

    Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

    By A.C.S. Peacock

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic world....

    Published February 1st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Early Mongol Rule in Thirteenth-Century Iran

    A Persian Renaissance

    By George E. Lane

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    An account of the re-emergence of Persia as a world player and the reassertion of its cultural, political and spiritual links with Turkic Lands, this book opposes the way in which, for too long, the whole period of Mongol domination of Iran has been viewed from a negative standpoint. Though...

    Published May 17th 2007 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Turkic Peoples in Medieval Arabic Writings
    By Yehoshua Frenkel
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  2. Zengi and the Muslim Response to the Crusades: 1084-1146
    Edited by Taef El-Azhari
    To Be Published February 1st 2015
  3. Turkish Language, Literaure and History: Travellers' Tales, Sultans and Scholars Since the Eighth Century
    Edited by Bill Hickman, Gary Leiser
    To Be Published July 1st 2015

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