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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

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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,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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
  • Abbasids
  • Caliphs
  • Fatimites
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Judges
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Politics and government
  • Sufis
  • Sultans
  • Islamic Empire
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 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 -- Philosophical Caliphs in Baghdad and Cairo and the Debate about falsafa -- A New Caliph in Cordoba and a Theologian's Reform of Philosophy -- Political Reform in Baghdad and its Legacy in Seville -- Sufis among Scholars in the Almoravid Era -- A Sufi Revolt in Portugal and its Platonizing Political Leadership -- Almohad Political Culture and the Patronage of Philosophy and Mysticism
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
Note
Bates: Ali Humayun Akhtar, member of the Bates College Faculty
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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 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 -- Philosophical Caliphs in Baghdad and Cairo and the Debate about falsafa -- A New Caliph in Cordoba and a Theologian's Reform of Philosophy -- Political Reform in Baghdad and its Legacy in Seville -- Sufis among Scholars in the Almoravid Era -- A Sufi Revolt in Portugal and its Platonizing Political Leadership -- Almohad Political Culture and the Patronage of Philosophy and Mysticism
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
Note
Bates: Ali Humayun Akhtar, member of the Bates College Faculty
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)978251640

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