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CITY BUILDING IN SELJUQ RUM

Scott Redford

in The Seljuqs

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748639946
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653294 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0014
CITY BUILDING IN SELJUQ RUM

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After more than a century of instability, the Rum Seljuq state came into its own following the Third Crusade. After the Fourth Crusade, which began after 1211, the peace with the Laskarid state brought prosperity and expansion to the Rum Seljuqs. This chapter discusses this period of prosperity which came at the beginning of the thirteenth century. This is a period marked by Rum Seljuq building. It focuses on the epigraphic programme of some of the cities that the Seljuqs rebuilt from the mid-1210s and mid-1230s. Using the inscriptions on city walls, citadels and gates, this chapter seeks to establish parameters for an examination of the Rum Seljuq building apparatus and the relationship between official and personal, state and military, patronage. It hopes to use building inscriptions as a means to shed light on the Rum Seljuq elite.

Keywords: Rum Seljuq; thirteenth century; Rum Seljuq building; epigraphic programme; building inscriptions; Rum Seljuq elite

Chapter.  8253 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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