Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and Pagan Polities

This study outlines the main features of the theory and practice of political power in Muslim polities in the Middle Ages against the background of Near Eastern traditions of kingship, particularly Hellenistic, Persian, and Byzantine. The early Arab-Muslim polity is treated as an integral part of late Antiquity and the book explores the way in which older traditions were transposed into Islamic form and given specifically Islamic textual sanction.
This study outlines the main features of the theory and practice of political power in Muslim polities in the Middle Ages against the background of Near Eastern traditions of kingship, particularly Hellenistic, Persian, and Byzantine. The early Arab-Muslim polity is treated as an integral part of late Antiquity and the book explores the way in which older traditions were transposed into Islamic form and given specifically Islamic textual sanction.

Title: Muslim Kingship Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and Pagan Polities
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ISBN: 1860646093,9781860646096
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: History / General
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Pages: 296
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