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State and society in Fatimid Egypt

by Yaacov Lev

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Egypt
    • Subjects:
    • Fatimites.,
    • Egypt -- History -- 640-1250.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementby Yaacov Lev.
      SeriesArab history and civilization., v. 1
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT95.7 .L48 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 217 p. ;
      Number of Pages217
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1866419M
      ISBN 109004093443
      LC Control Number90024522

      A complete history of the Fatimids, showing the significance of the empire to Islam and the wider worldThe 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 aAbbasid empire in the tenth century, to the invasions of the Seljuqs in the eleventh and the Crusaders in the.   The book presents little explored aspects of state-society relations such as the Fatimid model of the vizierate, Sunni legal responses to Fatimid observance, and the role of women in prayer. Highlighting the distinctive nature of the Fatimid empire and its legacy, this book will be of special interest to researchers in mediaeval Islamic history 4/5(1).

      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.   The book presents little explored aspects of state-society relations such as the Fatimid model of the vizierate, Sunni legal responses to Fatimid observance, and the role of women in prayer. Highlighting the distinctive nature of the Fatimid empire and its legacy, this book will be of special interest to researchers in mediaeval Islamic history Brand: Bloomsbury Academic.

      She is also the author of Between Revolution and State: The Construction of Fatimid Legitimacy, published in Graham H. Cornwell is a PhD Candidate in History at Georgetown University. His dissertation is entitled "Sweetening the Pot: A History of Tea and Taste in Morocco, After his death the Ikhshidid dynasty disintegrated and the Fatimid moved in. But the Egypt was always the primary target for the Fatimid expansion since the inception of the Fatimid state in Tunisia. The Fatimid tried to invade Egypt a few time but failed, but in when the Fatimid had their most power they invaded Egypt and was successful.


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State and society in Fatimid Egypt by Yaacov Lev Download PDF EPUB FB2

Divided into three parts this study deals with the political history of the Fatimid period, the structure of the Fatimid state and the interplay between state and society.

The book is a contribution to the study of Islamic military history addressing such topics as: the formation and upkeep of black slave armies, the role of Christian-Armenian troops in twelfth-century Egypt and military and naval aspects of the Fatimid Cited by: State and Society in Fatimid Egypt - Yaacov Lev - Google Books.

Fatimid history is a chapter of both Mediterranean and Islamic history. In the period covered by the book (10thth centuries) profound changes took place in the Eastern Mediterranean affecting the history of the region. Divided into three parts this study deals with the political history of the Fatimid period, the structure of the Fatimid state and the interplay between state and society.

The book is a contribution to the study of Islamic military history addressing such topics as: the formation and upkeep of black slave armies, the role of Christian-Armenian troops in twelfth-century Egypt and military and naval aspects of the Fatimid Author: Yaacov Lev.

State and society in Fatimid Egypt. [Yaacov Lev] -- Fatimid history is a chapter of both Mediterranean and Islamic history. In the period covered by the book (10thth centuries) profound changes took place in the Eastern Mediterranean affecting the. Previous studies of nineteenth-century Egypt have often been premature in identifying the existence of an independent nation state.

In a way which will permanently affect our view of Egyptian history, this book argues that in the mid-nineteenth-century period Egypt was still an Ottoman province, with a provincial Ottoman elite which was only gradually becoming Egyptian/5. The Fatimids came to power in North Africa in CE, and ruled in Egypt from to CE.

As Imams and Caliphs, they claimed authority for the faith and the government of the Muslim world. In Egypt and Syria, they both State and society in Fatimid Egypt book and ruled over the state.

In North Africa and Sicily, the Hijaz and latterly the Yemen, they reigned but did not : Michael Brett. This Variorum volume is a collection of articles dealing with Egypt under the Fatimids, originally published in diverse journals and books between and The Fatimids came to power in North Africa in CE, and ruled in Egypt from to CE.

As Imams and Caliphs, they claimed authority. The book traces the rise of the Fatimid dynasty in the 4th century AH/10th century CE, from its origins in Islamic messianism to power in North Africa and Egypt, and a central position of influence throughout the Muslim world.

The first part deals with the problem of Fatimid origins, the second with the establishment of the dynasty and its religious and political programme in North Africa, the. The book presents little-explored aspects of state-society relations such as the Fatimid model of the vizierate, Sunni legal responses to Fatimid traditions, and the role of women in prayer.

Highlighting the distinctive nature of the Fatimid empire and its legacy, this book will be of special interest to researchers in medieval Islamic history and thought. In /, with the transfer of the Fatimid imamate to Egypt, the Saqaliba arrived with al-Mu'izz.

In Egypt, al-Mu'izz's sahib al-mizalla (the bearer of the ceremonial parasol) was a Saqlabi eunuch. Al-'Aziz kept a large number (10, it is said) of slave girls and eunuchs who always surrounded him.

This book deals with both Mediterranean and Islamic history. It outlines the political history of the Fatimid period, and Fatimid relationships with Byzantium.

Other topics discussed are the structure of the Fatimid state, Fatimid army and navy, and the wars with the Crusaders. Stern, S.

(), ‘ The epistle of the Fatimid Caliph al-Āmir (al-Hidāya al-Āmiriyya) – its date and purpose ’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Stern, S.

(), ‘ The succession to the Fatimid Imam al-Āmir, the claims of the later Fatimids to the imamate, and the rise of Tayyibī Ismā‘īlīsm ’, Oriens 4Cited by: Since the emergence of modern Ismaili studies in the s, there have been many scholarly investigations of different aspects of Fatimid history and thought.

This book by Professor Heinz Halm is the first publication to focus mainly on the Fatimids’ varied contributions to Islamic culture and civilisation and their patronage of learning. In Ancient Egypt: State and Society, Alan B. Lloyd attempts to define, analyze, and evaluate the institutional and ideological systems which empowered and sustained one of the most successful civilizations of the ancient world for a period in excess of three and a half millennia.

The volume adopts the premise that all societies are the product of a continuous dialogue with their physical Cited by: 1.

The historical narrative of Coptic Egypt under the Fatimids, Ayyubids, and Bahri Mamluks forms the base of this chapter. The chapter discusses the definitive decline in size and fortune of Mamluk during the mid-fourteenth century.

Additionally, several subject areas representing politics and religion used to key formation, negotiation, and defense in the shifting boundaries of medieval Coptic.

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.

In Egypt, the Ismaili Imam and fourth Fatimid caliph al-Mu‘izz li-Din Allah founded a new princely city, naming it al-Qahira (the triumphant) — the name from which Cairo is derived. At the centre of the new city was the royal palace, and to the southeast was the mosque of al-Azhar ().

The Fatimids in Egypt. Contributed by Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, PhD. The Fatimid conquest of Egypt () was a defining moment in Islamic history. It destroyed any semblance of central authority in the Muslim world, provoked the reaction of the Turks as defenders of orthodox (Sunni) Islam, impelled the Omayyads in Spain to declare their own Caliphate, launched the powerful Murabitun revolution.

4 Yacov Lev, State and Society in Fatimid Egypt (Leiden, ), pp. 5 Mawhub b. Mansur b. Mufarrij is the real author of the History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church and not Severus Ibn al-Muqaffa’, as had been assumed for a long time.

Trans. In A.C. Gazi Jawhar, the Commander-in-Chief of the Fatimid forces, conquered Egypt from the Ikshidid rulers after making a two-pronged attack from the land and the sea. For the next two centuries Egypt came under the Shiite Fatimid rule.

THE EGYPTIAN PERIOD ( A.C.). The book presents little-explored aspects of state-society relations such as the Fatimid model of the vizierate, Sunni legal responses to Fatimid traditions, and the role of women in prayer. Highlighting the distinctive nature of the Fatimid empire and its legacy, this book will be of special interest to researchers in medieval Islamic history.Start studying Fatimid Egypt.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.“The Book of Curiosities is one of the greatest achievements of medieval map-making; it is also a remarkable part of the story of Islamic is a profoundly Fatimid treatise. Like a tirāz armband, it wears its allegiance to the Fatimid caliphs on its sleeve.