The popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325 (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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The popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325

Author: Nathan Hofer
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A social, political and religious history of Sufism in Medieval Egypt. After the fall of the Fatimid Empire in 1171 and the emergence of a new Sunni polity under the Ayyubids, Sufism came to extraordinary prominence in Egypt. The state founded and funded hospices to attract foreign Sufis to Egypt; local charismatic Sufi masters appeared throughout Upper and Lower Egypt; organised Sufi brotherhoods emerged in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)907114355
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Hofer
ISBN: 9780748694228 0748694226 9781474407199 1474407196 147441611X 9781474416115
OCLC Number: 919188147
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. State-sponsored sufism : the sufis of the Khanqah Sa'id al-Su'ada' --
Part II. State-sanctioned sufism : the nascent Shadhiliya --
Part III. Unruly sufism : the sufies of upper Egypt.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Responsibility: Nathan Hofer.

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This book is the first systematic investigation of how and why Sufism became extraordinarily popular across Egypt in the 12th - 14th centuries.  Read more...

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