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Advice for callow jurists and gullible mendicants on befriending emirs

Author: Adam Abdelhamid Sabra
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2017.
Series: World thought in translation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This work sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt. This guide to political behaviour and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual guides, on how to interact and negotiate with powerful secular officials, judges, and treasurers, or emirs. Translated into English for the first time, it is a unique account of the relationship between spiritual and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad Shaʻrānī; ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad Shaʻrānī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Abdelhamid Sabra
ISBN: 0300225288 9780300225280 9780300198652 0300198655
OCLC Number: 967394928
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 241 pages).
Series Title: World thought in translation.
Responsibility: ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad Shaʻrānī ; translated by Adam Sabra.

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This work sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt. This guide to political behaviour and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual guides, on how to interact and negotiate with powerful secular officials, judges, and treasurers, or emirs. Translated into English for the first time, it is a unique account of the relationship between spiritual and political authority in late medieval/early modern Islamic society.

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