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Turkish Myth and Muslim SymbolThe Battle of Manzikert$
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Carole Hillenbrand

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625727

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.001.0001

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The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert

The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert

(p.26) Chapter 2 The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert
Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol

Carole Hillenbrand

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter gives translations of the earliest surviving Muslim accounts of the battle of Manzikert dating from the twelfth century (five in Arabic and one in Persian). These narratives, which are written by authors originating from Spain, Syria, eastern Turkey and Iran, are presented in chronological order. Each of these translations is accompanied by a detailed commentary, analysing their content, style and the specific context in which the author is writing.

Keywords:   Muslim historiography, Arabic, Persian, Al-Turtushi, Ibn al-Qalanisi, Al-'Azimi, Ibn al-Azraq, Nishapuri, Ibn al-Jawzi

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