Seljuk

[ US /ˈsɛɫdʒək/ ]
NOUN
  1. any one of the Turkish dynasties that ruled Asia Minor from the 11th to the 13th centuries; they successfully invaded Byzantium and defended the Holy Land against Crusaders
ADJECTIVE
  1. of or relating to the Seljuks
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How To Use Seljuk In A Sentence

  • Settling down has been the Turks' secret to asserting their dominion. Traditionally a nomadic people, they have at last adopted a system of centralised rule to form the Seljuk Empire.
  • They also resorted to the institution of the atabeg, a Turkish commander appointed to serve as tutor to a minor Seljuk prince and to govern in his name. 1008
  • The relations between the Oghuz and the Salurs, the Seljuk Empire and the Salurs, and the activities of the Salurs in Anatolia and in todays Turkmenistan, are also discussed in this article.
  • The town came to prominence as the capital of the Seljuk Sultans in 1076 when the Seljuks took control of Anatolia, though the area's roots go back much further.
  • Likewise in the east were the Seljuk Turks who had infiltrated from their Central asinan homeland into the Islamic Empire where they were employed as mercenaries by the Baghdad caliphs.
  • Likewise in the east were the Seljuk Turks who had infiltrated from their Central asinan homeland into the Islamic Empire where they were employed as mercenaries by the Baghdad caliphs.
  • There were Islamic ceramics, and metal or enamelled plates and ewers from the Seljuk, Ottoman, Mogul, Egyptian Fatimite and Abbasid periods. KARA KUSH
  • By 1055, the Seljuks had spread across Iran to Iraq, where in Baghdad Seljuk's grandson Tughrul liberated the caliph, the supreme religious leader of the Islamic faith, from the control of another dynasty.
  • First Seljuks and later Ottomans maintained pressure on Constantinople, hoping to take a symbol of unconquered strength and great strategic importance.
  • Moctador* was Caliph, he sent to the same Prince David, to know why the dirhems were not brought up, and David immediately called to horse, and, attended by all the chief people, rode to the palace, and told the Caliph that tribute was an acknowledgment made from the weak to the strong to insure protection and support; and, inasmuch as he and his people had garrisoned the city for ten years against the Seljuks, he held the Caliph in arrear. Chapter 1 - Part I
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