The Advent of the Fatimids: A Contemporary Shi'i Witness Account of Politics in the Early Islamic World - Ismaili Texts and Translations v. 1 (Hardback)

by Wilferd Madelung, Paul E. Walker, Wilferd Madelung, Paul E. Walker

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This work is a personal memoir composed by a medieval scholar in which he records details of his discourse with two Ismaili leaders who spearheaded the Fatimid revolution in North Africa in 909-10. By reporting at first hand the thoughts and activities of Abu `Abdallah al-Shi'i and his brother Abu'l-Abbas over a period of seven months, Ibn al-Haytham in his "Kitab al-Munazarat" (The Book of Discussions) provides an insider's view to our understanding of the foundations of the Fatimid state.

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