The life of Aq-Sunqur al-Bursuqi

Some notes on twelfth-century Islamic history and thirteenth-century Muslim historiography

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Abstract

This article examines the career of the Turkish emir Aq Sunqur al-Bursuqi, who was active across a wide region of the Middle East in the first half of the twelfth century. In so doing, it highlights important aspects of the Crusades and Counter-Crusade more widely during this period. It also analyses the presentation of al-Bursuqi in the historical chronicles which form the basis of studying the early twelfth century, in order to further understanding of the late-sixth/twelfth and early-seventh/thirteenth century societies in which they were written.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-56
Number of pages18
JournalTurkish Historical Review
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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12th Century
Historiography
History
Crusades
Muslims
Middle East
Chronicles

Keywords

  • Aq Sunqur al-Bursuqi
  • Arabic historiography
  • Counter-crusade
  • Crusades
  • Great Seljuks
  • Jihad
  • Syria
  • Twelfth century

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  • History

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