The Annals of the Saljuq Turks: Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Annals of the Saljuq Turks

Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir, 1st Edition

By D.S. Richards

Routledge

320 pages

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Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh, is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the whole sweep of Islamic history up to his own lifetime. This volume of D.S. Richards' translation covers the early years of conquest and the period of the 'great sultanate'. With its copious annotations, the translation will open a direct window into this period of history for non-Arabic readers and will be an invaluable aid and resource for students and scholars.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

This series publishes important studies dealing with the history of Iran and Turkey in the period 1000-1700 AD. This period is significant because it heralds the advent of large numbers of nomadic Turks from Central Asia into the Islamic world. Their influence was felt particularly strongly in Iran and Turkey, territories which they permanently transformed.
The series presents translations of medieval Arabic and Persian texts which chronicle the history of the medieval Turks and Persians, and also publishes scholarly monographs which handle themes of medieval Turkish and Iranian history such as historiography, nomadisation and folk Islam.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS003000
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies