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Philosophers, Sufis, And Caliphs

Politics And Authority From Cordoba To Cairo And Baghdad

Philosophers, Sufis, And Caliphs - Akhtar, Ali Humayun (bates College, Maine) - ISBN: 9781107182011
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Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden
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Beschrijving

This book investigates the relationship between government and religion in Middle Eastern history from Morocco to Egypt and Iraq.

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Titel: Philosophers, Sufis, And Caliphs
auteur: Akhtar, Ali Humayun (bates College, Maine)
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 276
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Niet-westerse geschiedenis
Afmetingen: 160 x 235 x 18
Gewicht: 580 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9781107182011
Intern nummer: 37764611

Biografie (woord)

Ali Humayun Akhtar is an Assistant Professor at Bates College, Maine. He is also the Robert M. Kingdon Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Akhtar holds a PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University.

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Advance praise: 'This is a ground-breaking treatment of the intricate connections between politics and religious thought in the Islamic world over the course of three centuries. Ali Humayun Akhtar offers fresh insights on a half dozen of the most important Muslim thinkers of al-Andalus, including Ibn Masarra, Ibn Hazm, and Ibn Tufayl. His portrait of how Islamic thought developed in the region is a landmark.' Ken Garden, Tufts University, Massachusetts

Inhoudsopgave

List of figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: politics, law, and authority in the Abbasid and Fatimid; Part I. Philosophical Caliphs and their Impact on the Scholars: 1. Rival caliphs in Baghdad and Cairo; 2. A third caliphate in Cordoba; 3. Political reform among the later Abbasids; Part II. Philosophical Sufis among Scholars and their Impact on Political Culture: 4 Sufi metaphysics in the twelfth century; 5. A new political model and its Sufi; 6. The transformation of caliphal politics; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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