RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 700302915 LA English T1 The advent of the Fatimids : a contemporary Shiʻi witness : an edition and translation of Ibn al-Haytham's Kitāb al-Munāẓarāt. A1 Ibn al-Haytham., PB I.B. Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London ; Distributed in the US and Canada by St. Martins Press PP London; New York; New York YR 2000 SN 1860645518 9781860645518 AB This personal memoir composed by a medieval scholar reveals an important discourse with two Ismaili leaders who spearheaded the Fatimid revolution in North Africa in 909-910. By reporting 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 unparalleled insider's view to the foundations of the Fatimid state. As such, it is a unique document in the literature of early Islamic revolutionary movements as much as it represents one of the most valuable sources for the history of the medieval Muslim world.