By A.C.S. Peacock
This ebook investigates the early historical past of the Seljuq Turks, founders of 1 of crucial empires of the mediaeval Islamic international, from their origins within the Eurasian steppe to their conquest of Iran, Iraq and Anatolia. the 1st paintings to be had in a western language in this vital episode in Turkish and Islamic background, this ebook deals a brand new figuring out of the emergence of this significant nomadic empire
Focusing on probably an important and least understood section, the transformation of the Seljuqs from tribesmen in crucial Asia to rulers of a very good Muslim Empire, the writer examines formerly overlooked resources to illustrate the relevant function of tribalism within the evolution in their kingdom. The e-book additionally seeks to appreciate the influence of the invasions at the settled peoples of the center East and the beginnings of Turkish payment within the zone, which used to be to rework it demographically perpetually. Arguing that the nomadic, steppe origins of the Seljuqs have been of a lot higher value in selecting the early improvement of the empire than is generally believed, this booklet sheds new mild at the arrival of the Turks within the Islamic world.
A major contribution to our knowing of the historical past of the center East, this e-book could be of curiosity to students of Byzantium in addition to Islamic background, in addition to Islamic experiences and anthropology.
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Early Seljuq History: A New Interpretation (Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) by A.C.S. Peacock