Download e-book for kindle: Philosophers, Sufis, and Caliphs: Politics and Authority by Ali Humayun Akhtar

By Ali Humayun Akhtar

ISBN-10: 1107182018

ISBN-13: 9781107182011

What used to be the connection among executive and faith in heart japanese heritage? In a global of caliphs, sultans, and judges, who exercised political and non secular authority? during this publication, Ali Humayun Akhtar investigates debates approximately management that concerned ruling circles and students of jurisprudence and theology. on the center of this tale is a medieval contention among 3 caliphates: the Umayyads of Cordoba, the Fatimids of Cairo, and the Abbasids of Baghdad. In a desirable revival of overdue vintage Hellenism, Aristotelian and Platonic notions of knowledge grew to become a key component to how those caliphs debated their authority as political leaders. via tracing how those political debates impacted the theological students and their very own notion of communal information, Akhtar deals a brand new photo of premodern political authority and the connections among Western and Islamic civilizations. will probably be of use to scholars and experts of the premodern and sleek heart East.

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