It is still called Konia, and it was the capital of the Seljuk Turkish empire for several centuries.
It contains the ruins of a castle and of several Seljuk mosques.
With the belief of the Koran, the son of Seljuk imbibed a lively reverence for the successor of the prophet.
I shall suppose that the downfall of the Seljuk empire brought to their standards a great number of their own race.
They must have gone still further, for we find that Aseddin, the mother of one of the Seljuk dynasties, was a Christian.
It soon became the capital of the Seljuk state, and one of the most brilliant cities of the world.
He was admonished of his error by the chief of the race of Seljuk, who dwelt in the territory of Bochara.
The Seljuk princes were too much absorbed by internal strife to concentrate against the new assailants.
There are interesting remains of Seljuk buildings, all showing strong traces of Persian influence in their decorative details.
This city, which was occupied by the Seljuk Turks, was strongly fortified by a solid wall, from which rose 350 towers.
Turkish dynasty of 11c.-13c., c.1600 (Selzuccian), from Turkish seljuq, name of reputed ancestor of the dynasty.