Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo

Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo

Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo

Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo

Synopsis

This book provides an understanding of the complexities of political legitimacy in Islamic dynasties by examining Fatimid political culture in Egypt reconstructed from court rituals. The author approaches ritual as a dynamic process through which claims to political and religious authority in Islamic societies was articulated, and in which complex negotiations of power have taken place.
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