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

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

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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
Title variation
Philosophers, Sufis, & Caliphs
Creator
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 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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Akhtar, Ali Humayun
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Umayyad dynasty
  • Islam and politics
  • Caliphs
  • Sultans
  • Judges
  • Fatimites
  • Abbasids
  • Sufis
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs : politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad, Ali Humayun Akhtar, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
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
ssib035315796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316855669
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035315796
Label
Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs : politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad, Ali Humayun Akhtar, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
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
ssib035315796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316855669
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035315796

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