By Steve Fallon, Lonely Planet, Jessica Lee, Brett Atkinson, James Bainbridge, Stuart Butler, Virginia Maxwell, Will Gourlay
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In order to rule their indigenous subjects the Seljuqs employed local nobility rather than their own. They did not ally with them. They retained those Türkmen willing to remain their affiliates, dispersing them as their military to regions they could nomadize. Other Türkmen were incorporated as mamluks with their begs as commanders. It is because the Seljuqs’ military continued to reflect all the martial traditions inherent to warrior élites on the Eurasian steppes that they were fatally weakened.
Clearly emboldened by his success, Terken Khatun offered Tutuş marriage, which he is said to have accepted. However, their marriage was not to be; Terken Khatun fell ill and died en route from Isfahan. Nevertheless, her soldiery are thought to have joined Tutuş in Hamadan. Tutuş may also have acquired what remained of the treasury, because he is said to have sent the Türkmen Abıkoğlu Yakup Beg to Baghdad to request the caliph have his name read in the khutba. En route Yakup Beg came across Berk-Yaruk and defeated him.
Sistan and Kirman to the south (1040), Khwarazm and Iraq al-Ajam to the north and west (1042), Transoxania 26 Overview to the east (1047) and Azarbayjan to the north-west (1048) were incorporated directly or became vassals in the following decade. As for the Türkmen of Iraq, although before his death Kızıl Beg affiliated with Tuğrul Beg, giving his daughter in marriage, the remainder appear to have moved away to northern Mesopotamia during the Seljuqs’ westward expansion. When the Abbasid caliph was prompted to complain to Tuğrul Beg they moved further away still, into Anatolia.