Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2015

320 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748694211

Bookseller Code (06)

The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325

Nathan Hofer

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Offers a wide-ranging description of the variegated social landscape of Sufism in Ayyubid and early Mamluk Egypt
  • Presents a new theoretical model to describe the institutionalisation and popularisation of Sufism
  • Case studies of three different groups of Sufis in medieval Egypt track this institutionalisation and popularisation
  • A heuristic framework connects Sufism to larger social and political trends in medieval Egypt