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Tree of pearls, queen of Egypt

Author: Jirjī Zaydān; Samah Selim
Publisher: Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, ©2012.
Series: Middle East literature in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shajar al-Durr, known as Tree of Pearls, was one of the most famous Arab queens and the only woman in the medieval Arab world to rule in her own name. Her narrative is one element of a much larger story of the unsettled political climate of thirteenth-century Egypt. In this eponymous novel, Zaydan charts the fall of the Ayyubid Dynasty and the rise of the Mamluke Dynasty through the adventures of Tree of Pearls and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Shajarat al-Durr, Sultana of Egypt; Jirjī Zaydān; Shajarat al-Durr, Sultana of Egypt; Jirjī Zaydān
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jirjī Zaydān; Samah Selim
ISBN: 9780815609995 081560999X
OCLC Number: 795164621
Description: xi, 224 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Ayyubid Dynasty: A Historical Summary 1 --
The Garden Isle 3 --
Rukn al-Din Baybars 10 --
An Amorous Interlude 14 --
'Izz al-Din Aybak 17 --
Good Tidings 20 --
Sallafa and Sahban 25 --
The Coronation 32 --
The Engagement 37 --
An Important Visitor 46 --
The Caliph's Messenger 51 --
The Caliph's Decree 54 --
An Unexpected Demand 59 --
Rukn al-Din and Tree of Pearls 64 --
A Secret Conversation 70 --
Shwaykar 76 --
Revenge 80 --
Another Messenger 85 --
Rukn al-Din and Sallafa 87 --
The Departure 92 --
Baghdad 94 --
The Palaces of Baghdad 96 --
Mu'ayyid al-Din Ibn al-Alqami 99 --
Uproar 105 --
Al-Musta'sim 110 --
Ahmad, Son of Al-Musta'sim 116 --
Shwaykar 119 --
The Dervish 125 --
A New Guest 131 --
The Message 135 --
Arrogance 138 --
The Accusation 141 --
A Father's Love 147 --
Shwaykar in the Women's Quarters 153 --
The Subterfuge 160 --
A Newcomer 164 --
The Tatars 170 --
Abid 174 --
Rukn al-Din and Sahban 177 --
An Important Message 180 --
The Meeting 182 --
At the Palace of the Crown 186 --
The Truth 191 --
Tree of Pearls and 'Izz al-Din 197 --
The Imam Ahmad's Palace 201 --
Discovery 209 --
Pandemonium 212.
Series Title: Middle East literature in translation.
Other Titles: Shajarat al-Durr.
Responsibility: Jurji Zaydan ; translated from the Arabic by Samah Selim ; with an afterword by Roger Allen.

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In this title, Zaydan charts the fall of the Ayyubid Dynasty and the rise of the Mamluke Dynasty through the adventures of Tree of Pearls and Rukn al-Din Baybars, a young Mamluke commander who  Read more...

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