Towards A Shiʻi Mediterranean Empire

Towards A Shiʻi Mediterranean Empire

Fatimid Egypt and the Founding of Cairo : the Reign of the Imam-caliph Al-Muʻizz From Taqī Al-Dīn Aḥmad B. ʻAlī Al-Maqrīzī's Ittiʻāẓ Al-ḥunafāʼ Bi-akhbār Al-aʼimma Al-Fāṭamiyyīn Al-khulafāʼ

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"The Imam-caliph Al-Mu'izz li Din Allah, founder of Cairo, transformed the emergent Fatimid state from a regional power of limited influence to an impressive Mediterranean empire whose authority extended from the shores of the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. His vision and dynamism contributed to the high watermark of Fatimid success in establishing a Shi'I empire, which contributed to the cultural and intellectual efflorescence of the Muslim world [...] The writings of the erudite 15th Mamluk scholar Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizi, presented here for the first time in English, document this Fatimid triumph of the Shi'i, and provide one of the most comprehensive accounts of the era [...] In this text , the only complete history of the Fatimids written by a medieval Sunni historian, al-Maqrizi demonstrates a critical discernment regarding the value and limitations of his sources that is unusual among medieval Muslim historians of the time." -- book jacket.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers ; London : In association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America and in Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
ISBN: 9781441644930
1441644938
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 238 p.) : map
Additional Contributors: Jiwa, Shainool

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