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The Rise of the Turks. Standard 2.1 E.Q. What lead to the Turks power in the region?. The Rise of the Turks. Abbasids, through powerful, constantly struggled to maintain control of their empire. Spain broke away in 756, six years after the Abbasid came to power.

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The rise of the turks

The Rise of the Turks

Standard 2.1

E.Q. What lead to the Turks power in the region?


The rise of the turks1

The Rise of the Turks

  • Abbasids, through powerful, constantly struggled to maintain control of their empire.

    • Spain broke away in 756, six years after the Abbasid came to power.

  • Finally in 945, Persian armies moved into Baghdad and put an end to the power of the caliph, an Islamic religious or political leader.

    • Caliph was still the religious leader, but lost all political power.


The conquering seljuks

The conquering Seljuks

  • Chinese records in early 1300’s mention a people called the Tu – Kiu living west of the borders, this is believed to be the Turks.

  • Herded goats and sheep, lived in tents, and used two – humped camels to carry their goods.

    • Abbasid took note of the Turks for their military skills.

    • Bought Turkish children as slaves, trained than as solders, and employed as bodyguards.


The conquering seljuk

The conquering Seljuk

  • In the tenth century, Turks were converting to Islam and migration into the weakened Abbasid Empire.

    • One group was the Seljuks, who grew in number and strengthen.

    • In 1055, attacked and captured Baghdad from the Persians.

  • Seljuk sutans marched on the Byzantine Empire, and crushed the Byzantine defenders.


The turks secure persian support

The Turks secure Persian Support

  • Seljuk rulers wisely courted the support of their newly conquered Persian subjects.

    • Favorable treatment made the Persians loyal supporters of the Seljuk.

    • The Turks often appointed them as government officials.

  • Vizier: Prime Minster

    • First being Nizam Al – Mulk, a Persian.


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The Turks Secure Persian Support

  • The Turks also showed a great administration of Persian learning.

    • Seljuks arrived in Southwest Asia illiterate and learned cultural and religious guidance.

    • Supported the Persian artists and architects and built splendid mosques.

    • Completely removed Arabia language from the Persia.


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