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The Resource Friends of the emir : non-Muslim state officials in premodern Islamic thought, Luke B. Yarbrough, (electronic resource)

Friends of the emir : non-Muslim state officials in premodern Islamic thought, Luke B. Yarbrough, (electronic resource)

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Friends of the emir : non-Muslim state officials in premodern Islamic thought
Title
Friends of the emir
Title remainder
non-Muslim state officials in premodern Islamic thought
Statement of responsibility
Luke B. Yarbrough
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The caliphs and sultans who once ruled the Muslim world were often assisted by powerful Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian, and other non-Muslim state officials, whose employment occasioned energetic discussions among Muslim scholars and rulers. This book reveals those discussions for the first time in all their diversity, drawing on unexplored medieval sources in the realms of law, history, poetry, entertaining literature, administration, and polemic. It follows the discourse on non-Muslim officials from its beginnings in the Umayyad empire (661-750), through medieval Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and Spain, to its apex in the Mamluk period (1250-1517). Far from being an intrinsic part of Islam, views about non-Muslim state officials were devised, transmitted, and elaborated at moments of intense competition between Muslim and non-Muslim learned elites. At other times, Muslim rulers employed non-Muslims without eliciting opposition. The particular shape of the Islamic discourse on this issue is comparable to analogous discourses in medieval Europe and China.--
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Yarbrough, Luke B.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Islam and state
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Friends of the emir : non-Muslim state officials in premodern Islamic thought, Luke B. Yarbrough, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108634274
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Beginnings: 1. An introduction to the prescriptive discourse surrounding non-Muslim state officials; 2. Preludes to the discourse: non-Muslim officials and late ancient antecedents; 3. The beginnings of the discourse to 236/851; 4. The discourse comes of age: the edicts of the caliph al-Mutawakkil; Part II. Elaboration: 5. Juristic aspects of the discourse; 6. Literary aspects of the discourse; Part III. Efflorescence and Comparisons: 7. The discourse at its apogee: the independent counsel works; 8. The discourse in wider perspective: comparisons and conclusions; 9. Afterword: the discourse to the nineteenth century
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CR9781108634274
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781108496605
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1105989095
Label
Friends of the emir : non-Muslim state officials in premodern Islamic thought, Luke B. Yarbrough, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108634274
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Beginnings: 1. An introduction to the prescriptive discourse surrounding non-Muslim state officials; 2. Preludes to the discourse: non-Muslim officials and late ancient antecedents; 3. The beginnings of the discourse to 236/851; 4. The discourse comes of age: the edicts of the caliph al-Mutawakkil; Part II. Elaboration: 5. Juristic aspects of the discourse; 6. Literary aspects of the discourse; Part III. Efflorescence and Comparisons: 7. The discourse at its apogee: the independent counsel works; 8. The discourse in wider perspective: comparisons and conclusions; 9. Afterword: the discourse to the nineteenth century
Control code
CR9781108634274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108496605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105989095

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