The thirteenth-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 thirteenth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert

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This chapter gives translations of Muslim accounts of the battle of Manzikert dating from the thirteenth century. All these narratives are in Arabic; some of them are written in ornate style. The authors come from Central Asia, Iraq and Syria. Their accounts of the battle are presented in roughly 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: Arabic; Rhetorical historiography; Jihad; Nizam al-Mulk; slave; Al-Husayni; Al-Bundari; Ibn al-Athir; Sibt b. al-Jawzi; Ibn al-'Adim

Chapter.  15859 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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