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Introduction

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Shi'i Muslims believe that by divine decree, at a place called Ghadir Khumm, the Prophet Muhammad declared his cousin and son-in-law 'Ali as his successor, and the first in a lineage of Imams to whom ... More


The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Teresa Bernheimer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is an study of the ʻAlids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Saljuq period of 1100. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view ... More


THE ORIGINS OF THE SELJUQS

C. Edmund Bosworth

in The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the origins of the Seljuqs. The Seljuqs can be traced back to the Turkish tribe of Oghuz. The chapter also discusses the different sources that point out to the origins of the ... More


The Sources

Dimitri A. Korobeinikov

in Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198708261
eISBN:
9780191779312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708261.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The most informative sources for the Turkish conquest of Western Asia Minor in the thirteenth century are Greek (Byzantine), Persian, and Arabic texts. This chapter describes the most important of ... More


Origins

Neguin Yavari

in The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190855109
eISBN:
9780190943219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855109.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In the pursuit of political thought on authoritative and efficacious rule, this chapter contains a brief introduction to those currents that shaped the eleventh century: the coming of the Turks to ... More


Representations of Nizam al-Mulk

Neguin Yavari

in The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190855109
eISBN:
9780190943219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855109.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Who was Nizam al-Mulk? In a similar way to ‘Umar II and Charlemagne, Nizam al-Mulk is praised in medieval historiography not just for his political acumen, but also for his knowledge of law, ... More


Nizam al-Mulk and Alterity

Neguin Yavari

in The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190855109
eISBN:
9780190943219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855109.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Alterity is inflected with allegorical valences in Nizam al-Mulk’s biographies. Medieval historians imagined the vizier as the sultan’s alter ego: he is old and wise, learned and vigilant, Persian ... More


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