Nour al-din Mahmoud Zangi`s political relations with Roman and Byzantine Saljuks, a fluctuation from convergence to divergence

پژوهش های تاریخی. 2013;5(3):77-96


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Journal Title: پژوهش های تاریخی

ISSN: 2008-6253 (Print); 2476-3306 (Online)

Publisher: University of Isfahan

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Asia

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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Hamid Hajiyanpour (Assistant Professor in History, Shiraz University.)
Mahdi Mohammadi Ghanateghestani (Ph.D. Candidate in Islamic History, Shiraz University.)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Formation of Raha`s and Antioch`s Cruciate governments in the north of Sham and their military threats against Islamic states in that reign caused political convergence and alliance between Nour al-din Mahmoud Zangi`s government and Roman Seljuks, during Masoud ibn Ghalich Arsalan era. The union had mutual advantages for the two sides. After Raha`s government demolished, Antioch weakened and Nour al-Din`s government established, the union ended. Nour al-din`s power threatened Roman Saljuks. So, the conflict between the two governments caused divergence between them. Then, Nour al-Din got closer to Byzantium because of common interests they had. This Article, using an analytical-explanatory method and printed sources, has tried to explain the reasons for the convergence and divergence between Nour al-din Mahmoud Zangi and Roman and Byzantine Saljuks.