The Hoose o Seljuq (Persie: سلجوقيان Saljūqīyān; Turkis: Selçuklular) wis a Turkis Sunni Muslim dynasty that gradually adoptit Persie cultur an contreibutit tae the Turko-Persian tradeetion in the medieval Wast an Central Asie. The Seljuqs established baith the Great Seljuq Empire an Sultanate o Rum, which at thair tot hicht stretched frae Anatolie throu Persie, an wur targets o the First Crusade.
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- Encyclopedia Columbia
- Encyclopedia Iranica
- Grousset, Rene, The Empire of the Steppes, (Rutgers University Press, 1991), 161,164; "..renewed the Seljuk attempt to found a great Turko-Persian empire in eastern Iran..", "It is to be noted that the Seljuks, those Turkomans who became sultans of Persia, did not Turkify Persia-no doubt because they did not wish to do so. On the contrary, it was they who voluntarily became Persians and who, in the manner of the great old Sassanid kings, strove to protect the Iranian populations from the plundering of Ghuzz bands and save Iranian culture from the Turkoman menace."
- Nishapuri, Zahir al-Din Nishapuri (2001), "The History of the Seljuq Turks from the Jami’ al-Tawarikh: An Ilkhanid Adaptation of the Saljuq-nama of Zahir al-Din Nishapuri," Partial tr. K.A. Luther, ed. C.E. Bosworth, Richmond, UK. K.A. Luther: "... the Turks were illiteratre and uncultivated when they arrived in Khurasan and had to depend on Iranian scribes, poets, jurists and theologians to man the institution of the Empire"(pg 9)