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The fourteenth- and fifteenth-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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0004
The fourteenth- and fifteenth-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 fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. All these late accounts, presented here in chronological order, are written in Persian. They come from Mongol territories – Anatolia, Iran and Afghanistan – and they show how far the legend of Manzikert had spread and become embellished. 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: Persian; Mongols; Punishment; Anti-Christian sentiment; Rashid al-Din; Aqsara'i; Hamdallah Mustawfi; Mirkhwand

Chapter.  9264 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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