The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turks: Poetry as a Source for Iranian History

The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turks: Poetry as a Source for Iranian History

by G.E. Tetley
     
 

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This new view on aspects of the Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties concentrates on the relationship of the panegyric poets Farrukhi Sistani (c.995-1032) and Mu'izzi (c.1045-1127) to the Ghaznavid and Seljuk rulers and dignitaries for whom they wrote. Dr Tetley investigates the reliability of the historical information which may be gathered from the poems, and

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Overview

This new view on aspects of the Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties concentrates on the relationship of the panegyric poets Farrukhi Sistani (c.995-1032) and Mu'izzi (c.1045-1127) to the Ghaznavid and Seljuk rulers and dignitaries for whom they wrote. Dr Tetley investigates the reliability of the historical information which may be gathered from the poems, and draws comparisons with other historical sources.

A solid and impressive work of learning, of interest to scholars in Oriental Studies, Medieval Literature, and History, The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turks: Poetry as a Source for Iranian History, is the first extended English study of Mu'izzi it presents much new material concerning both this little-studied poet and also the better-known Farrukhi. Additionally, there is a valuable exploration of the relationship between Persians and Turks, a highly significant factor during the rule of the two dynasties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134084388
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Dr G.E. Tetley, a graduate of the University of Oxford, worked as a linguist at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, U.K., before embarking on her doctorate.

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