Muslim Kingship

By: Azmeh, Aziz


Language: Arabic


Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and Pagan Polities'. This study by Aziz al-Azmeh outlines the main features of the theory and practice of political power in Muslim polities in the Middle Ages against the background of Near Eastern traditions of kingship, particularly Hellenistic, Persian, and Byzantine.

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Product Details
Language: Arabic
Format: Softcover
Pages: 372 pp
Publisher: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2008
Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 21cm
ISBN: 1860646093
Topic: History - Islam - Politics

The early Arab-Muslim polity is treated as an integral part of late Antiquity and the book explores the way in which older traditions were transposed into Islamic form and given specifically Islamic textual sanction.
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