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Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization - Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,850
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Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization - Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought (Hardcover)

Luke B Yarbrough

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The caliphs and sultans who once ruled the Muslim world were often assisted by powerful Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian and other non-Muslim state officials, whose employment occasioned energetic discussions among Muslim scholars and rulers. This book reveals those discussions for the first time in all their diversity, drawing on unexplored medieval sources in the realms of law, history, poetry, entertaining literature, administration, and polemic. It follows the discourse on non-Muslim officials from its beginnings in the Umayyad empire (661-750), through medieval Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and Spain, to its apex in the Mamluk period (1250-1517). Far from being an intrinsic part of Islam, views about non-Muslim state officials were devised, transmitted, and elaborated at moments of intense competition between Muslim and non-Muslim learned elites. At other times, Muslim rulers employed non-Muslims without eliciting opposition. The particular shape of the Islamic discourse is comparable to analogous discourses in medieval Europe and China.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2019
Authors: Luke B Yarbrough
Dimensions: 161 x 235 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-49660-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Islamic studies
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
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LSN: 1-108-49660-1
Barcode: 9781108496605

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