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The Resource Turkish myth and muslim symbol : the battle of Manzikert, Carole Hillenbrand

Turkish myth and muslim symbol : the battle of Manzikert, Carole Hillenbrand

Label
Turkish myth and muslim symbol : the battle of Manzikert
Title
Turkish myth and muslim symbol
Title remainder
the battle of Manzikert
Statement of responsibility
Carole Hillenbrand
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Turks ruled the Middle East for a millennium and eastern Europe for many centuries and it is an undoubted fact that they moulded the lands under their dominion. It is therefore something of a paradox that the history of Turkey and aspects of the identity and role of the Turks, both as Muslims and as an ethnic group, still remain little known in the west and undervalued in the Arabic and Persian-speaking worlds. This book contributes to historical scholarship on Turkey by focusing on its key foundational myth, the battle of Manzikert in 1071 - the Turkish equivalent of the battle of Hastings. Manzikert destroyed the hold of Christian Byzantium on eastern Turkey and opened the whole country to the spread of Islam, a process completed with the fall of Constantinople and Trebizond some four centuries later. Translations and a close analysis of all the extant Muslim sources - both Arabic and Persian - which deal with the battle of Manzikert are provided in the book. It also looks at these writings as literary works and vehicles of religious ideology and analyses the ongoing confrontation between the Muslim Turks and Christian Europe and the importance of Manzikert in the formation of the modern state of Turkey since 1923
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Hillenbrand, Carole
Dewey number
956.1013
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS27
LC item number
.H555 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manzikert, Battle of, Turkey, 1071
  • HISTORY
  • Turkey
Label
Turkish myth and muslim symbol : the battle of Manzikert, Carole Hillenbrand
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([262]-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert -- The thirteenth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert -- The fourteenth- and fifteenth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert -- Writing the battle -- The ongoing Muslim-Christian confrontation : the victorious contribution of the Turks -- The heritage of Manzikert : the myth of national identity
Control code
227208235
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281252234
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780748631155
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk25cj
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227208235
Label
Turkish myth and muslim symbol : the battle of Manzikert, Carole Hillenbrand
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([262]-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The twelfth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert -- The thirteenth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert -- The fourteenth- and fifteenth-century accounts of the battle of Manzikert -- Writing the battle -- The ongoing Muslim-Christian confrontation : the victorious contribution of the Turks -- The heritage of Manzikert : the myth of national identity
Control code
227208235
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281252234
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780748631155
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk25cj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227208235

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