What is Seljuk?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the Seljuks.
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Seljuk (Turkish: Selçuk, Arabic: سلجوق; also Seldjuk, Seldjuq, Seljuq) (died ca. 1038) was the eponymous hero of the Seljuq Turks. He was the son of a certain Duqaq surnamed Timuryaligh (meaning "of the iron bow") and either the chief or an eminent member from the Kınık tribe of the Oghuz Turks. In 985, the Seljuq clan split off from the bulk of the Tokuz-Oghuz, a confederacy of nine clans long settled between the Aral and Caspian Seas. They set up camp on the right bank of the lower Syr Darya (Jaxartes), in the direction of Jend, near Kzyl Orda in present day south-central Kazakhstan where they converted to Islam.

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Anatolian Seljuk Architecture
... The greatest number of surviving Seljuk monuments are in Anatolia ... The Seljuks of Rum built monumental stone buildings of elegantly simple design and harmonious proportion, for the most part severely plain, but with bursts of elaborate decoration around ... Most Anatolian Seljuk works are of dressed stone, with brick reserved for minarets ...
Seljuk Tower
... The 42-floor Seljuk Tower (Turkish Selçuklu Kulesi) within the Konya Trade Center (Turkish Konya Ticaret Merkezi) commercial center in Konya is the 11th-tallest skyscraper in Turkey and the tallest in the ... Seljuk (Selçuklu) Tower is the tallest building in Konya and one of the tallest buildings in Turkey outside of Istanbul and Mersin ...
Seljuk Architecture
... Seljuk architecture is the name given to the architecture of the Seljuks ... The architecture can be found in the areas where the Seljuks ruled most of the Middle East and Anatolia between (11th - 13th Centuries) ... After the 11th century the Seljuks of Rum emerged out of the Great Seljuk Empire, developing their own unique architecture ...
Seljuk (disambiguation)
... Seljuk was the founder of the Seljuk dynasty in the Middle East and central Asia Seljuk may also mean Seljuk dynasty, the dynasty and empire founded by Seljuk Seljuk Tower, the 11th ...

More definitions of "Seljuk":

  • (noun): 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.