Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2017

416 Pages | 19 black and white

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748640768

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The Fatimid Empire

Michael Brett

Published by Edinburgh University Press

The Edinburgh History of the Islamic Empires

  • The first complete history of the Fatimid empire in English, establishing its central contribution to medieval Islamic history
  • Covers the relationship of tribal to civilian economy and society, the formation and evolution of the dynastic state, and the relationship of that state to economy and society
  • Explores the question of cultural change, specifically Arabisation and Islamisation
  • Goes beyond the history of Islam, not only to introduce the Crusades, but to compare and contrast the dynasty with the counterparts of its theocracy in Byzantium and Western Europe

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