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The Resource Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs : politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad, Ali Humayun Akhtar

Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs : politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad, Ali Humayun Akhtar

Label
Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs : politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad
Title
Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs
Title remainder
politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad
Statement of responsibility
Ali Humayun Akhtar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akhtar, Ali Humayun
Dewey number
297.2/7209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BP173.7
LC item number
.A4924 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Umayyad dynasty
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic Empire
  • Caliphs
  • Sultans
  • Judges
  • Fatimites
  • Abbasids
  • Sufis
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Umayyad dynasty
  • Abbasiden
  • Fatimiden
  • Abbasids
  • Caliphs
  • Fatimites
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Judges
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Politics and government
  • Sufis
  • Sultans
  • Islamic Empire
  • Autorität
  • Herrschaft
  • Islam
  • Philosophie
  • Politik
  • Sufismus
  • Ulema
  • Kalifat Córdoba
Label
Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs : politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad, Ali Humayun Akhtar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Politics, Law, and Authority in the Abbasid and Fatimid Eras -- Part I. Philosophical Caliphs and Their Impact on the Scholars ('ulamā'). Rival Caliphs in Baghdad and Cairo -- A Third Caliph in Cordoba -- Political Reform among the Later Abbasids -- Part II. Philosophical Sufis among Scholars ('ulamā') and Their Impact on Political Culture. Sufi Metaphysics in the Twelfth Century -- A New Political Model and Its Sufi Dimensions -- The Transformation of Caliphal Politics
Control code
978251640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107182011
Lccn
2017007508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280847
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)978251640
Label
Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs : politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad, Ali Humayun Akhtar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Politics, Law, and Authority in the Abbasid and Fatimid Eras -- Part I. Philosophical Caliphs and Their Impact on the Scholars ('ulamā'). Rival Caliphs in Baghdad and Cairo -- A Third Caliph in Cordoba -- Political Reform among the Later Abbasids -- Part II. Philosophical Sufis among Scholars ('ulamā') and Their Impact on Political Culture. Sufi Metaphysics in the Twelfth Century -- A New Political Model and Its Sufi Dimensions -- The Transformation of Caliphal Politics
Control code
978251640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781107182011
Lccn
2017007508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280847
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)978251640

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