The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture by Christian LangeThe Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture by Christian Lange

The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

EditorChristian Lange, Songul Mecit

Paperback | October 3, 2012

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A unique collaborative exploration of this pivotal yet understudied Muslim dynasty. What were the ideological foundations and ritual expressions of Seljuq power? How did the learned classes and the state feel about each other? How was social space organised? What was the relationship betweennomads and settled peoples? Split into three parts, this collection of essays addresses questions like these about life during the Seljuq period. Part 1 follows the gradual transformation of the Seljuqs into a powerful dynasty and their concepts of political legitimisation. Part 2 examines social history, particularly withregard to the 'ulama' and the urban populations. Part 3 explores how religious thought, jurisprudence, belles-lettres and architecture developed under the Seljuqs.
Christian Lange is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Songul Mecit is Part-time Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Title:The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.71 inPublished:October 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748668578

ISBN - 13:9780748668571