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Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  1. 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

  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 October 17th 2010 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 June 17th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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 March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 October 16th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy

    Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

    By Andrew 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 25th 2007 by Routledge