Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim Turkish Anatolia ca 1040 1130

This book proposes a new narrative, which begins with the waning influence of Constantinople and Cairo over large parts of Anatolia and the Byzantine-Muslim borderlands, as well as the failure of the nascent Seljuk sultanate to supplant ...

Author: Alexander Daniel Beihammer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351983853

Category: History

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The arrival of the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia forms an indispensable part of modern Turkish discourse on national identity, but Western scholars, by contrast, have rarely included the Anatolian Turks in their discussions about the formation of European nations or the transformation of the Near East. The Turkish penetration of Byzantine Asia Minor is primarily conceived of as a conflict between empires, sedentary and nomadic groups, or religious and ethnic entities. This book proposes a new narrative, which begins with the waning influence of Constantinople and Cairo over large parts of Anatolia and the Byzantine-Muslim borderlands, as well as the failure of the nascent Seljuk sultanate to supplant them as a leading supra-regional force. In both Byzantine Anatolia and regions of the Muslim heartlands, local elites and regional powers came to the fore as holders of political authority and rivals in incessant power struggles. Turkish warrior groups quickly assumed a leading role in this process, not because of their raids and conquests, but because of their intrusion into pre-existing social networks. They exploited administrative tools and local resources and thus gained the acceptance of local rulers and their subjects. Nuclei of lordships came into being, which could evolve into larger territorial units. There was no Byzantine decline nor Turkish triumph but, rather, the driving force of change was the successful interaction between these two spheres.

Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim Turkish Anatolia Ca 1040 1130

10401130 Alexander Daniel Beihammer Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies University of Birmingham Byzantium and the Emergence of MuslimTurkish Anatolia, ca. 10401130 Alexander.

Author: Alexander Daniel Beihammer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351983860

Category: History

Page: 458

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The arrival of the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia forms an indispensable part of modern Turkish discourse on national identity, but Western scholars, by contrast, have rarely included the Anatolian Turks in their discussions about the formation of European nations or the transformation of the Near East. The Turkish penetration of Byzantine Asia Minor is primarily conceived of as a conflict between empires, sedentary and nomadic groups, or religious and ethnic entities. This book proposes a new narrative, which begins with the waning influence of Constantinople and Cairo over large parts of Anatolia and the Byzantine-Muslim borderlands, as well as the failure of the nascent Seljuk sultanate to supplant them as a leading supra-regional force. In both Byzantine Anatolia and regions of the Muslim heartlands, local elites and regional powers came to the fore as holders of political authority and rivals in incessant power struggles. Turkish warrior groups quickly assumed a leading role in this process, not because of their raids and conquests, but because of their intrusion into pre-existing social networks. They exploited administrative tools and local resources and thus gained the acceptance of local rulers and their subjects. Nuclei of lordships came into being, which could evolve into larger territorial units. There was no Byzantine decline nor Turkish triumph but, rather, the driving force of change was the successful interaction between these two spheres.

Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Volume 15 Thematic Essays 600 1600

Some crusaders, for their part, found the Byzantines patronising, effeminate and treacherous.6 Both during and after the ... 8 A.D. Beihammer, Byzantium and the emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 1040-1130, Abingdon, 2017, pp.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004423701

Category: Religion

Page: 616

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Christian-Muslim Relations, Volume 15 A Thematic History (600-1600) consists of 20 essays illustrating the range, complexity, and dynamics of interaction between the two faiths during the first thousand years of encounter. This period sets the scene for understanding contemporary relations and issues.

A Companion to the Byzantine Culture of War ca 300 1204

... across the Border of Islam and Christianity: Apostasy and Cross-Cultural Interaction in Byzantine-Seljuk Relations”, Speculum 86 (2011), 597-651 Beihammer, A.D., Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 1040-1130 ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004363731

Category: History

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The Byzantine Culture of War offers a critical approach to the study of military organisation and warfare as fundamental aspects of the East Roman society and culture in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Islam Literature and Society in Mongol Anatolia

ANATOLIA UNDER THE SELJUQS: THE EMERGENCE OF AN ISLAMIC SOCIETY The beginnings of Muslim rule in Anatolia are ... defeated the Byzantine Emperor Romanus IV Diogenes.1 For decades before the conquest, however, Turkish nomads originating ...

Author: A. C. S. Peacock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108499361

Category: History

Page: 310

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From a Christian, Greek- and Armenian-speaking land to a predominantly Muslim and Turkish speaking one, the Islamisation of medieval Anatolia would lay the groundwork for the emergence of the Ottoman Empire as a world power and ultimately the modern Republic of Turkey. Bringing together previously unpublished sources in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, Peacock offers a new understanding of the crucial but neglected period in Anatolian history, that of Mongol domination, between c. 1240 and 1380. This represents a decisive phase in the process of Islamisation, with the popularisation of Sufism and the development of new forms of literature to spread Islam. This book integrates the study of Anatolia with that of the broader Islamic world, shedding new light on this crucial turning point in the history of the Middle East.

Political Culture in the Latin West Byzantium and the Islamic World c 700 c 1500

Eastern Approaches to Byzantium (Aldershot, 2001), 19–40; on the Balkans: S. Runciman, A History of the First Bulgarian Empire (London, ... 2010), 128–64; A. Beihammer, Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 10401130.

Author: Catherine Holmes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009021906

Category: History

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This comparative study explores three key cultural and political spheres – the Latin west, Byzantium and the Islamic world from Central Asia to the Atlantic – roughly from the emergence of Islam to the fall of Constantinople. These spheres drew on a shared pool of late antique Mediterranean culture, philosophy and science, and they had monotheism and historical antecedents in common. Yet where exactly political and spiritual power lay, and how it was exercised, differed. This book focuses on power dynamics and resource-allocation among ruling elites; the legitimisation of power and property with the aid of religion; and on rulers' interactions with local elites and societies. Offering the reader route-maps towards navigating each sphere and grasping the fundamentals of its political culture, this set of parallel studies offers a timely and much needed framework for comparing the societies surrounding the medieval Mediterranean.

War in Eleventh Century Byzantium

Vryonis considered the events of 1057 a “turning point in the acceleration of the Turkish raids into the peninsula”;134 he ... and Renaissance Studies, 2012); A. Beihammer, Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca.

Author: Georgios Theotokis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429576881

Category: History

Page: 350

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War in Eleventh-Century Byzantium presents new insights and critical approaches to warfare between the Byzantine Empire and its neighbours during the eleventh century. Modern historians have identified the eleventh century as a landmark era in Byzantine history. This was a period of invasions, political tumult, financial crisis and social disruption, but it was also a time of cultural and intellectual innovation and achievement. Despite this, the subject of warfare during this period remains underexplored. Addressing an important gap in the historiography of Byzantium, the volume argues that the eleventh century was a period of important geo-political change, when the Byzantine Empire was attacked on all sides, and its frontiers were breached. This book is valuable reading for scholars and students interested in Byzantium history and military history.

Logistics of the First Crusade

tory is hardly worth mention, whereas in Byzantium, it was aimed at Christians, and, therefore, was written down. ... A. D. Beihammer, Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 10401130 (London, 2017) P. 265 3.

Author: Gregory D Bell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498586412

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This study examines the logistics of the First Crusade. The author analyzes how its participants managed to feed and sustain themselves across diverse landscapes, travel through foreign kingdoms, and have the ability to capture the holy city of Jerusalem.

Empire and Legal Thought

43 44 For the transition from Byzantine to Muslim-Turkish Asia Minor in the 11th and 12th centuries, see now the comprehensive study of Alexander Beihammer, Byzantium and the emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 10401130 (London ...

Author: Edward Cavanagh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004431249

Category: Law

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Together, the chapters in Empire and Legal Thought make the case for seeing the history of international legal thought and empires against the background of broad geopolitical, diplomatic, administrative, intellectual, religious, and commercial changes over thousands of years.

Bohemond of Taranto

Skylitzes, John, A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811–1057, trans. John Wortley (Cambridge, 2010). ... Beihammer, Alexander D., Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca.10401130 (London, 2017).

Author: Georgios Theotokis

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526744319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Bohemond of Taranto, Lord of Antioch, unofficial leader of the First Crusade, was a man of boundless ambition and inexhaustible energy – he was, in the words of Romuald of Salerno, ‘always seeking the impossible’. While he failed in his quest to secure the Byzantine throne, he succeeded in founding the most enduring of all the crusader states. Yet few substantial accounts of the life of this remarkable warrior have been written and none have been published in English for over a century – and that is why this absorbing new study by Georgios Theotokis is of such value. He concentrates on Bohemond as a soldier and commander, covering his contribution to the crusades but focusing in particular on his military achievements in Italy, Sicily, the Balkans and Anatolia. Since medieval commanders generally receive little credit for their strategic understanding, he examines Bohemond’s war-plans in his many campaigns, describes how he adapted his battle-tactics when facing different opponents and considers whether his approach to waging war was typical of the Norman commanders of his time.