The Resource Caliph of Cairo : Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996-1021, Paul E. Walker

Caliph of Cairo : Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996-1021, Paul E. Walker

Label
Caliph of Cairo : Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996-1021
Title
Caliph of Cairo
Title remainder
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996-1021
Statement of responsibility
Paul E. Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One night in the year 411/1021, the powerful ruler of the Fatimid empire, al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, rode out of the southern gates of Cairo and was never seen again. Was the caliph murdered, or could he have decided to abandon his royal life, wandering off to live alone and anonymous? Whatever the truth, the fact was that al-Hakim had literally vanished into the desert." "Yet al-Hakim, through shrouded in mystery, has never been forgotten. To the Druze, he was (and is) God, and his disappearance merely indicated his reversion to non-human form. For Ismailis, al-Hakim was the sixteenth imam, descended from the Prophet, and infallible. Jews and Christians, by contrast, long remembered him as their persecutor, who ordered the destruction of many of their synagogues and churches. Using all the tools of modern scholarship, Paul Walker offers the most balanced and engaging biography yet to be published of this endlessly fascinating individual."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Paul Ernest
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT95.78.H34
LC item number
W357 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh
  • Fatimites
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Caliph of Cairo : Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996-1021, Paul E. Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-316) and index
Contents
Writing the biography of an enigma -- The father, the dynasty, childhood and regency -- al-Maqrizi's chronicle of the middle years -- The institutions of his rule -- Friends and rebels -- Social reform and legislation -- Foreign affairs -- The final seven years -- Afterlife and epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 325 p.
Isbn
9789774163289
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 3498329-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3498329
  • (Sirsi) o436623223
  • (OCoLC)436623223
Label
Caliph of Cairo : Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996-1021, Paul E. Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-316) and index
Contents
Writing the biography of an enigma -- The father, the dynasty, childhood and regency -- al-Maqrizi's chronicle of the middle years -- The institutions of his rule -- Friends and rebels -- Social reform and legislation -- Foreign affairs -- The final seven years -- Afterlife and epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 325 p.
Isbn
9789774163289
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 3498329-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3498329
  • (Sirsi) o436623223
  • (OCoLC)436623223

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