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The advent of the Fatimids : a contemporary Shi'i witness : an edition and English translation of Ibn al-Haytham's Kitāb al-munāẓarāt

Author: Jaʻfar ibn Aḥmad Ibn al-Haytham; Wilferd Madelung; Paul Ernest Walker; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2000.
Series: Ismaili texts and translations series (Institute of Ismaili Studies), 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alhazen; Alhazen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jaʻfar ibn Aḥmad Ibn al-Haytham; Wilferd Madelung; Paul Ernest Walker; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
ISBN: 1860645518 9781860645518
OCLC Number: 44151226
Language Note: English translation followed by original Arabic text.
Description: xiv, 192, [138] pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Historical Background --
Ibn al-Haytham and the Historical Sources --
The Edition of the Arabic Text --
The Translation and Notes --
Kitab al-Munazarat (English Text).
Series Title: Ismaili texts and translations series (Institute of Ismaili Studies), 1.
Other Titles: Kitāb al-munāẓarāt.
Responsibility: by Wilferd Madelung and Paul E. Walker.
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