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The Fatimid Empire

  • Livre Relié
  • 352 Nombre de pages
Michael Brett is Emeritus Reader in the History of North Africa, SOAS, University of London.Texte du rabat A new history showing ... Lire la suite
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Auteur

Michael Brett is Emeritus Reader in the History of North Africa, SOAS, University of London.



Texte du rabat

A new history showing the significance of the empire to Islam and the wider world. From the 10th century to the end of the 12th century, the Fatimid Empire played a central, yet controversial, role in the history of Islam. This definitive account combines the histories of Isma'ilism, North Africa and Egypt with that of the dynasty. By relating it to the wider history of Islam, the Crusades and its theocratic counterparts in Byzantium and Western Europe, Brett shows the full historical significance of the empire. Topics covered include: - The work of Ibn Khaldun- The relationship of tribal to civilian economy and society- The formation and evolution of the dynastic state- The relationship of the dynastic state to economy and society- Questions of cultural change, specifically Arabisation and Islamisation



Résumé
From the 10th century to the end of the 12th century, the Fatimid Empire played a central, yet controversial, role in the history of Islam. By relating it to the wider history of Islam, the Crusades and its theocratic counterparts in Byzantium and Western Europe, this book shows the full historical significance of the empire.

Contenu

1. Introduction: The Fatimids in the perspective of the literature; 2. The Mahdi: Faith and the formation of the dynastic state, 874-947; 3. The Imam: Faith and the formation of the empire, 947-996; 4. The Caliph: Faith and government, 973-1045; 5. The crisis of empire, 1009-1074; 6. The restoration of the Caliph and the repudiation of the Imam, 1074-1131; 7. The demise of the Caliph, 1131-1171; 8. The Fatimid empire in comparative perspective.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Fatimid Empire
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Code EAN: 9780748640775
ISBN: 978-0-7486-4077-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Edinburgh University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 352
Poids: 642g
Taille: H165mm x B243mm x T24mm
Année: 2017