9781780761671

Politics and Power in Late Fatimid Egypt The Reign of Caliph al-Mustansir

by
  • ISBN13:

    9781780761671

  • ISBN10:

    1780761678

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-02-04
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $135.00 Save up to $106.00
  • Rent Book $121.50
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

The Caliph Al-Muntasir was the eighth Shi'ite Isma'ili Fatimid Caliph, making him both the Isma'ili Imam and secular ruler of a vast empire when he came to power in 1036 at the age of 7. Although he ruled for nearly 60 years, until 1094, his political career was one of disaster and decline as the great empire, secular power and wealth he inherited was in ruin by the end of his reign. In Politics and Power in Late Fatimid Egypt, Kirsten Thomson offers an examination of this leader as well as highlighting the context within which he lived: the relations between different empires, ethnic and religious relations, sectarianism and the overlap of secular and religious power. Examining a crucial and turbulent chapter in Islamic history that tipped the once glorious Fatimids into decline, this book is vital for all those interested in medieval Islamic history.

Author Biography

Kirsten Thomson is Associate Lecturer at the Open University. She holds a PhD in Middle Eastern History from Edinburgh University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The State of the Field 
2. Al-Mustansir and the Fatimid Caliphate 
3. The Army of al-Mustansir 
4. The Wazirs 
5. International Relations
6. The Christians
7. The Jews 
8. The Imam al-Mustansir

Rewards Program

Write a Review