"This book provides translations and analysis of the Arabic sources relating to the Turkic invasions of the Middle East in the eleventh century"--
"Translating a collection of the most important descriptions of the Turks found in medieval Arabic texts into English, this book aims at delineating the coming of the Turkic people in the eleventh century, their military successes in Iran and Iraq, and the emergence of the sultanate. The book introduces the reader to the history of the Islamic Caliphate and the Turkic people. This introduction is followed by annotated translated sources which illuminate; the view of the Eurasian steppes in Muslim-Arabic geographical writing from the pre-Salj
New York :
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group ,
Routledge studies in the history of Iran and Turkey.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-133) and index.