Author: Abd al-Wahhab ibn Ahmad ibn ?Ali al-Sha?rani
Title: Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs (World Thought in Translation)
Print Length: 256 pages
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
This mirror for princes sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt This guide to political behavior 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.