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Title The Seljuqs : politics, society and culture / edited by Christian Lange and Songül Mecit
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I POLITICS; Chapter 1 The Origins of the Seljuqs; Chapter 2 Aspects of the court of the Great Seljuqs; Chapter 3 'Sovereign and pious': the Religious life of the Great Seljuq sultans; Chapter 4 Kingship and ideology under the Rum Seljuqs; Chapter 5 Seljuq legitimacy in Islamic history; PART II SOCIETY; Chapter 7 Controlling and developing Baghdad: caliphs, sultans and the balance of power in the Abbasid capital (mid-5th/11th to late 6th/12th centuries)
Chapter 8 The Seljuqs and the public sphere in the period of Sunni revivalism: the view from Baghdad Chapter 9 Changes in the office of Hisba under the Seljuqs; Chapter 10 An emblematic family of Seljuq Iran: the Khujandis of Isfahan; PART III CULTURE; Chapter 11 Shiʻi jurisprudence during the Seljuq period: rebellion and public order in an illegitimate state; Chapter 12 In defence of Sunnism: al-GhazaIi and the Seljuqs; chapter 13 Arabic and Persian intertextuality in the Seljuq period: Hamidis Maqamat as a case study; chapter 14 City building in Seljuq Rum
Summary This volume seeks to fill the gap in the historiography of premodern Islam and is conceived as a new standard scholarly resource for those interested in the Seljuk period
Notes Papers presented at the "The Selijuqs: Islam revitalized?" conference, Edinburgh, 14-15 September 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Seljuks -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Seljuks -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Seljuks -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.
Middle East -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Lange, Christian, 1975-
Mecit, Songül.
ISBN 0748647570 (electronic bk.)
9780748647576 (electronic bk.)