The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval by Andrew Peacock, Sara Nur Yildiz

By Andrew Peacock, Sara Nur Yildiz

This paintings brings jointly key new considering at the Seljuks, together with clean research of unique and Persian ancient assets, making it crucial examining for college students and students of the medieval heart East.

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41 Although we have no information on Shahanshah's military activities, it is probable that he was a participant in or a political supporter of Qtlteh Arslan II's confrontations with Syrian powers (especially Nur aI-Din b. Zangi and Saladin) and thereby saw it fit to include Sham in his epithet. ami's appellation of Bahramshah as Abkhaz-gir. Menglijekid rhetorical claims over Georgia and Syria were thus most likely predicated upon military participation or even just military aspiration rather than any actual territorial gain or military success.

11 The upper portal inscription further reveals that Shahanshah, presumably in keeping with his predecessors, had assumed the title of al-amir al-isfahsalar 12 and presented himself as a supporter of the caliph. The absence from this inscription of Qtlteh Arslan II's name - which one may have expected to find in the common formula fi ayyam ... ('during the days of ... ') - may be taken as evidence of the more private context of this mosque, in contrast to the public circulation of Shahanshah's coinage bearing the Seljuk sultan's name.

36. , p. 623. 37. Uzunc;aq;tlt, Medhal, pp. 95, 97. The parwana was in charge of the issuance of farmans related to the business of the imperial council and treasury, as well as the the granting of iq(d's and other imperial gifts. 38. Sadi Kucur, 'Naib-i saltanat', Turkiye Diyanet Vakfi islam Ansiklopedisi, xxxii (2006), pp. 313-4. 39. Uzunc;aq;tlt, Medhal, p. 80; Sadi S. Kucur, 'Vekil-i Hassltk ve Selc;uklu Saraylarmda UstadU'd-darllk', Turk Kulturu incelemeleri Dergisi 14 (2006), p. M. Holt, The mamluk institution', in YoussefM.

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