Thursday, 22 April 2010

Rise of Gumush Tegin

1090- The rebel governor of Smyrna, Chaka, sent his fleet to capture the islands of Chios, Lesbos and the Dodecanese.

According to the Alexiad, Ephesus was under the rule of an independent Turkish Beg, called by Anna as 'Tangripermes'.

Since the death of Sulayman, Gumush Tegin, Beg of Sivas, was the strongest Turkish leader in Anatolia. He had previously been the governor of Khwarazm in central asia until leaving that area to his former slave, Anush Tegin, in 1077.

It is supposed that Philaretus, the Byzantine governor based in the town of Marash, died in 1086. So by the date of this map there was no official Byzantine rule over this area, so now I mark it differently, coloured brown.

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