Received an honorable mention at the 2016 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize
The Great Seljuk Empire was the Turkish state which dominated the Middle East and Central Asia in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. This book surveys that period, which was one of exceptional importance, witnessing profound demographic, religious, political and social changes in the Islamic Middle East. The Turkish invasions played a role in provoking the Crusades, led to the collapse of Byzantine power in Anatolia and brought about the beginnings of Turkish settlement in what is now Turkey and Iran, permanently altering their ethnic and linguistic composition.
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A.C.S.Peacock is Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at University of St Andrews. Previous publications include Early Seljuq History: a new interpretation (London, 2010) and as co-editor (with Sara Nur Yildiz) The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East (London, 2013).
'The Great Seljuk Empire is a truly impressive piece of scholarship that provides arguably the first full-length overview of Seljuk history in English and demonstrates Peacock's considerable experience in this area. It will also appeal to a broad audience. I am sure that students and non-specialists will find Peacock's engaging manner accessible, whilst appreciating the trouble he takes explaining key terms and concepts. For specialists, interested in the key thematic debates on this subject, this work provides new insights, but it also acts as a much-needed benchmark, drawing together the various studies produced thus far and reflecting upon their implications when considered as a corpus. In general, I am fully in agreement with Deborah Tor that this will rapidly become "a standard work in the field".' -- Nicholas Morton, Al-Masaq, Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean
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