The Fatimid Empire

"The Fatimid empire in North Africa, Egypt and Syria was at the centre of the political and religious history of the Islamic world in the Middle Ages, from the breakdown of the 'Abbasid empire in the tenth century, to the invasions of the Seljuqs in the eleventh and the Crusaders in the tw...

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Main Author: Brett, Michael, 1934-
Language: English
Published: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, [2017].
Series: Edinburgh history of the Islamic empires
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504 0 0 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-317) and indexes 
505 0 |a Introduction: the question of empire -- 1. The coming of the Mahdi? -- 2. The city of the Mahdi? -- 3. The conquest of Egypt -- 4. The constitution of the state -- 5. The formation of the empire -- 6. A failure of direction; the reign of al-Hakim bi Amr Allah -- 7. The regime of the Pen -- 8. The crisis of the empire -- 9. The Fatimid renascence -- 10. The reorientation of the dynasty -- 11. The final failure -- Conclusion: the Fatimids in retrospect -- Genealogy of Shiite Imams -- Genealogy of Fatimids 
520 |a "The Fatimid empire in North Africa, Egypt and Syria was at the centre of the political and religious history of the Islamic world in the Middle Ages, from the breakdown of the 'Abbasid empire in the tenth century, to the invasions of the Seljuqs in the eleventh and the Crusaders in the twelfth, leading up to its extinction by Saladin. As Imam and Caliph, the Fatimid sovereign claimed to inherit the religious and political authority of the Prophet, a claim which inspired the conquest of North Africa and Egypt and a following of believers as far away as India. The reaction this provoked was crucial to the political and religious evolution of mediaeval Islam. This book combines the separate histories of Isma'ilism, North Africa and Egypt with that of the dynasty into a coherent account. It then relates this account to the wider history of Islam to provide a narrative that establishes the historical significance of the empire" 
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