The History of the Seljuq Turks: The Saljuq-nama of Zahir al-Din Nishpuri, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The History of the Seljuq Turks

The Saljuq-nama of Zahir al-Din Nishpuri, 1st Edition

Edited by Edmund Bosworth


190 pages

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Nishapuri flourished in the 12th century and wrote a succinct history in Persian of the Saljuq Turks, a tribal group from Central Asia who in the 11th century established a vast empire, enduring for some century and a half and bringing about lasting changes to the ethnic composition and the patterns of land utilisation in the northern tier of the Middle East.


'Luther's translation will be welcome to both students of Rashid al-Din and students of medieval Persian history.' - Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies