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Seljuqs Politics, Society and Culture

ISBN-10: 0748668578

ISBN-13: 9780748668571

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christian Lange, Song�l Mecit

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The Seljuqs is a unique collaborative exploration of the Seljuqs' achievement and contributes to the growing interest in this pivotal dynasty. The various chapters in this volume 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 Seljuq state, the organization of space, and the relationship between nomads and the settled peoples.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 10/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Christian Lange is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He is author of <i Justice, Punishment and the Medieval Muslim Imagination</i (2008) and co-editor (with Maribel Fierro) of <i Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries</i (EUP, 2009).

Song�l Mecit is a Part-time Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

List of figures
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Politics
The Origins of the Seljuqs
Aspects of the Court of the Great Seljuqs
'Sovereign and Pious': The Religious Life of the Great Seljuq Sultans
Kingship and Ideology under the Rum Seljuqs
Seljuq Legitimacy in Islamic History
Society
Arslan Arghun - Nomadic Revival?
Controlling and Developing Baghdad: Caliphs, Sultans and the Balance of Power in the Abbasid Capital (Mid-5th/11th to late 6th/12th Centuries)
The Seljuqs and the Public Sphere in the Period of Sunni Revivalism: The View from Baghdad
Changes in the Office of Hisba under the Seljuqs
An Emblematic Family of Seljuq Iran: The Khujandis of Isfahan
Culture
Shi'i Jurisprudence During the Seljuq Period: Rebellion and Public Order in an Illegitimate State
In Defence of Sunnism: Al-Ghazali and the Seljuqs
Arabic and Persian Intertextuality in the Seljuq Period: Hamidi's Maqamat as a Case Study
City Building in Seljuq Rum
The Seljuq Monuments of Turkmenistan
Index