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The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Christian Lange and Songul Mecit


Despite the many important developments and innovations traceable to the Seljuq period (fifth–seventh/eleventh–thirteenth centuries), the Seljuqs remain one of the understudied Muslim dynasties. This collaborative exploration of the Seljuqs' achievement contributes to the growing interest in this pivotal dynasty. The various chapters cover a representative geographical spectrum, from Central Asia and Persia to Iraq, Syria and Anatolia, and address novel questions such as the ideological foundations and ritual expressions of Seljuq power, the mutual attitudes of the learned classes and the Selj ... More

Keywords: Seljuq period, Seljuqs, Muslim dynasties, learned classes, organization of space, nomads, settled peoples, political legitimation, urban populations, Seljuq religious thought

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639946
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Lange, author

Songul Mecit, author

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