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A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.
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Provides a portrait of the Samarran Turks as members of a community with a specific and complex history in the early medieval Islamic world. It considers: the encounter of the Turks as rough, non-Muslim outsiders, with the sedentary, urbane world of Baghdad; the closely related encounter of the Turks with the Islamic tradition in its urban, scholarly guise; the settlement of the Turks, in Baghdad then in Samarra, through the use of land grants and appointments to office; the impact upon the affairs of the Turkish community of not only a military ranking but of a socio-political hierarchy as well; the construction by the Turkish elite of an elaborate network of patronage and support, both within urban Iraq and throughout the provinces (Egypt in particular); and the emergence, and impact, of factionalism within the community.About the Author:
Matthew S. Gordon is Assistant Professor of History at Miami University, Ohio.
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Book Description State Univ of New York Pr, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0791447952
Book Description SUNY Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0791447952
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0791447952