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Published: 01 August 2019

448 Pages | 16

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474423182


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Queens, Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History, 661-1257

Taef El-Azhari

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

  • Studies the military-political power of eunuchs and their relations with women under the Fatimid dynasty, and the appearance of first queen in Islamic history
  • Investigates the power of the Turkmen women in the politics and how and why they introduced the unique post of atabeg
  • Examines the role of the first Sunni queen in Islam, Dayfa Khatun the Ayyubid in Aleppo, and how she paved the way for another queen, Shajar al-Durr in Egypt
  • Considers the impact of the Mongol invasion on the Muslim world, and the coming of queen Abish to power in Shiraz, aided by Mongol power
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