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Philosophers, Sufis, and Caliphs - Politics and Authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad (Paperback) Loot Price: R759
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Philosophers, Sufis, and Caliphs - Politics and Authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad (Paperback): Ali Humayun Akhtar

Philosophers, Sufis, and Caliphs - Politics and Authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad (Paperback)

Ali Humayun Akhtar

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What was the relationship between government and religion in Middle Eastern history? In a world of caliphs, sultans, and judges, who exercised political and religious authority? In this book, Ali Humayun Akhtar investigates debates about leadership that involved ruling circles and scholars of jurisprudence and theology. At the heart of this story is a medieval rivalry between three caliphates: the Umayyads of Cordoba, the Fatimids of Cairo, and the Abbasids of Baghdad. In a fascinating revival of Late Antique Hellenism, Aristotelian and Platonic notions of wisdom became a key component of how these caliphs debated their authority as political leaders. By tracing how these political debates impacted the theological and jurisprudential scholars and their own conception of communal guidance, Akhtar offers a new picture of premodern political authority and the connections between Western and Islamic civilizations. It will be of use to students and specialists of the premodern and modern Middle East.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Ali Humayun Akhtar
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 278
ISBN-13: 978-1-316-63309-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of other lands
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > History of other lands
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Islam
LSN: 1-316-63309-8
Barcode: 9781316633090

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