Turkic Dynasties: 9th to 15th Century
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Turks came to the central Islamic lands at different times. First (ninth–tenth centuries) they came as captives; upon arrival they were converted to Islam and came to be known as mamlūks; they were a population consisting mostly of males. Later (eleventh–twelfth centuries) they came in groups, first making incursions into, and later settling in these regions. Towards the end of the eleventh century they had established themselves as Seljuks; later they…

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Togan, İsenbike, “Turkic Dynasties: 9th to 15th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0005>
First published online: 2009



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