The Advent of the Fatimids: A Contemporary Shi'i Witness Account of Politics in the Early Islamic World (Ismaili Texts and Translations v. 1)

The Advent of the Fatimids: A Contemporary Shi'i Witness Account of Politics in the Early Islamic World (Ismaili Texts and Translations v. 1)

By: Paul E. Walker (translator), Wilferd Madelung (translator), Paul E. Walker (volume_editor), Wilferd Madelung (volume_editor)Hardback

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This work is a personal memoir composed by a medieval scholar in which he records details of his discourse with two Ismaili leaders who spearheaded the Fatimid revolution in North Africa in 909-10. By reporting at first hand the thoughts and activities of Abu `Abdallah al-Shi'i and his brother Abu'l-Abbas over a period of seven months, Ibn al-Haytham in his "Kitab al-Munazarat" (The Book of Discussions) provides an insider's view to our understanding of the foundations of the Fatimid state.

About Author

Wilfred Madelung is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Ismaili Studies in London. Paul E. Walker is an historian of ideas at the University of Chicago.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860645518
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781860645518
  • ISBN10: 1860645518

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