Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

240 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474425223

Bookseller Code (06)

Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition

Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Samuel England

Published by Edinburgh University Press

A probing inquiry into medieval court struggles, this book shows the relationship between intellectual conflict and the geopolitics of empire. It examines the Persian Buyids' takeover of the great Arab caliphate in Iraq, the counter-Crusade under Saladin, and the literature of sovereignty in Spain and Italy at the cusp of the Renaissance.