23 12, 2012

Introduction (Turkish)

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The first burgeoning of the present day Turkish state does not go back far beyond Dante’s time, after Turkish people of the Seljuq dynasty, which came from lands to the north of the Caspian Sea and Lake Aral (in present day Kazakhstan), had started their gradual conquest of Anatolia, detaching it from the Byzantine Empire and founding their sultanate there.  In 1243 the Seljuq sultans were, however, forced to succumb to the advance of the Mongols and became their vassals, remaining as such during Dante’s [...]