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English: A map showing the Great Seljuk Empire at its height, upon the death of Malik Shah I in 1092.
  • "In 1089, Malik Shah returned to the charge, occupied Bukhara, captured Sarakand, and imprisoned the Karakhanid Ahmed . . . whom he later reinstated as client-ruler. From that time forward, the Karakhanids who reigned in Bukhara and Samarkand did so as lieutenants of the Seljuk sultans. Transoxiana was now no more than a dependency of the Seljuk Empire."
    (Grousset p. 147.)
  • Other areas such as the Danishmends are not shown separately.
  • The locations of the Battle of Manzikert (1071) and the Battle of Dandanaqan (1040) are also shown.
Nederlands: Het Seltsjoekenrijk op het toppunt van haar macht in nl:1092, ten tijde van de dood van nl:Malik Sjah I. Na diens dood viel het rijk uiteen in verschillende staatjes.
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  • Black, Jeremy The Atlas of World History, Covent Garden Books, American Edition, New York, p. p. 228 , ISBN 9780756618612
  • Grousset, René (1970) The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia, New Brunswick:Rutgers University Press, 8th paperback edition, 2002, p. 156.
  • Hall, Simon and John Haywood (1997) The Complete Atlas of World History: The Medieval & Early Modern World, A.D. 600 - 1783, Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference.
  • Holt, Peter Malcolm; Ann K. S. Lambton; Bernard Lewis (1977) The Cambridge history of Islam, Volume 1, p, 260, ISBN 978-0521291354.
  • Hourani, Albert (1991) A History of the Arab Peoples, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, p. 467.
  • Shepherd, William (1911) "Europe and the Mediterranean Lands about 1097", Historical Atlas, New York: Henry Holt and Company.

In general, the map was based on Shepherd and on Hall & Haywood, with modifications based on Grousset and Hourani (Hourani's map excludes the area retaken by Byzantium and the Crusaders in 1097-1100). Other maps show the Empire extending into present day Pakistan &/or that include Mecca, but I have found little evidence to support this.


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21:28, 30 August 2009Thumbnail for version as of 21:28, 30 August 2009642 × 396 (204 KB)Dipa 1965Neither Aegean islands nor Cyprus belonged to Seljuk territory
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