Last updated on: 10/17/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Map – Seljuk & Turks (1079 – 1098 CE)

TIME PERIOD: 1079 – 1098 CE

“By 1079, the Seljuks wrested Syria and Palestine from local rulers and from the declining Fatimids.”

Bernard Lewis, The Middle East p. 89 Scribner paperback, 1995

“We have very little knowledge of what happened in Palestine during the period of Turcoman [Seljuk] rule… By and large, however, the Turcoman period, which lasted less than thirty years, was one of slaughter and vandalism, of economic hardship and the uprooting of populations.”

Moshe Gil, A History of Palestine 634-1099, p. 414, 420, Cambridge University Press, 1992

“After the death of the third Great Sultan [of the Seljuk Empire] Malikshah, in 1092, civil war broke out between his sons, and the process of political fragmentation, which had been interrupted by the Seljuk conquest, was resumed… It was during this period of weakness and dissension that, in 1096, the Crusaders arrived in the Levant.”

Bernard Lewis, The Middle East p. 90 Scribner paperback, 1995

MAP KEY
Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights) Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights)
Seljuk Empire Seljuk Empire
Fatimids Fatimids
Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire

Map Showing Seljuk & Turks (1079-1098 CE), 350 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

350 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

Map Showing Seljuk & Turks (1079-1098 CE), 700 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

700 Mile Radius from Jerusalem