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Harun al-Rashid and the world of the Thousand and One Nights

Author: André Clot
Publisher: London : Saqi, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, reigned for a quarter of a century, his empire spreading over south-west Asia and into north Africa." "He waged war on the Byzantine Empire, and dealt ruthlessly with religious and social insurrections. But as well as being a ruthless soldier and politician al-Rashid was also a great patron of the arts, and highly esteemed by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clot, André.
Harun al-Rashid and the world of the Thousand and One Nights.
London : Saqi, 2005
(OCoLC)607613181
Online version:
Clot, André.
Harun al-Rashid and the world of the Thousand and One Nights.
London : Saqi, 2005
(OCoLC)610018913
Named Person: Hārūn al-Rashīd, Caliph; Hārūn al-Rashīd, Caliph; Kalif) Harūn ar-Raschid (Abbasidenreich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: André Clot
ISBN: 0863565506 9780863565502
OCLC Number: 57617286
Description: 268 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Haroun-al-Rachid et le temps des Mille et une nuits.
Responsibility: André Clot ; translated from the French by John Howe.
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Explores the man behind the legend, revealing his development as a ruler of an empire that was shaken to the core by religious and social revolt. This book presents a tale of war, culture and  Read more...

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