The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625727
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671359 | DOI:
The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert

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This chapter gives translations of the earliest surviving Muslim accounts of the battle of Manzikert dating from the twelfth century (five in Arabic and one in Persian). These narratives, which are written by authors originating from Spain, Syria, eastern Turkey and Iran, are presented in chronological order. Each of these translations is accompanied by a detailed commentary, analysing their content, style and the specific context in which the author is writing.

Keywords: Muslim historiography; Arabic; Persian; Al-Turtushi; Ibn al-Qalanisi; Al-'Azimi; Ibn al-Azraq; Nishapuri; Ibn al-Jawzi

Chapter.  10301 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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