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The theocrat

Author: Ben Salem Himmich
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2005.
Series: Modern Arabic writing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Theocrat takes as its subject one of Arab and Islamic history's most perplexing figures, al-Hakim bi-Amr Illah ('the ruler by order of God'), the Fatimid caliph who ruled Egypt during the tenth century and whose career was a direct reflection of both the tensions within the Islamic dominions as a whole and of the conflicts within his own mind. In this remarkable novel Bensalem Himmich explores these tensions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Himmich, Ben Salem, 1947-
Theocrat.
Cairo, Egypt ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607621708
Named Person: Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh, Caliph of Egypt; Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh, Caliph of Egypt; Bi-Amrillah al- (Fatimidenreich Kalif) Hakim
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Salem Himmich
ISBN: 977424897X 9789774248979
OCLC Number: 60649989
Notes: "Dar el Kutub no. 16557/04"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Dar el Kutub no. 16557/04"--T.p. verso./ Includes bibliographical references (p. 204).
Series Title: Modern Arabic writing.
Other Titles: Majnūn al-ḥukm.
Responsibility: Bensalem Himmich ; translated by Roger Allen.

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