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The Turkic Peoples in Medieval Arabic Writings

The Turkic Peoples in Medieval Arabic Writings
 

Translating a collection of the most important descriptions of the Turks found in medieval Arabic texts into English, this book aims at delineating the coming of the Turkic people in the eleventh century, their military successes in Iran and Iraq, and the emergence of the sultana... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138614727
Barcode 9781138614727
Release Date 2 November 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Frenkel, Yehoshua
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ISBN-13 9781138614727
ISBN-10 1138614726
Stock Release date is 2 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 2 November 2019
International Release Date 12 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Frenkel, Yehoshua
Category World History: C 500 To C 1500
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 154
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress HISTORY / Medieval, HISTORY / Middle East / General, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies, Turkic peoples - Asia, Central - History, Geography, Arab - History
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 958.004943
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Translating a collection of the most important descriptions of the Turks found in medieval Arabic texts into English, this book aims at delineating the coming of the Turkic people in the eleventh century, their military successes in Iran and Iraq, and the emergence of the sultanate. The book introduces the reader to the history of the Islamic Caliphate and the Turkic people. This introduction is followed by annotated translated sources which illuminate; the view of the Eurasian steppes in Muslim-Arabic geographical writing from the pre-Saljuq period, the self-image and ideology of the victorious Saljuqs and their fundamental claim to legitimacy, and the conventional narrative of the coming of the Saljuqs in later Arabic historiography. Illustrating the variety of sources available on the history of Turkic tribes in the Eurasian steppes and in central Islamic lands, ranging from geographical writing, to chronicles, to mythological legends, this book will be an essential resource for students and scholars with an interest in Turks and image, History, and Middle East Studies.

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Author's Bio

Yehoshua Frenkel is a Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa and is currently engaged in a research project entitled The Environmental History of Mamluk Bilad al-Sham.

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