Loyalty and Leadership in An Early Islamic Society
An updated classic study of 10th- and 11th-century society in Buyid Iran. Arguing that medieval Islamic society must be understood in its own cultural terms, the author explains how it was able to function in a stable manner without the type of political institutions familiar to the West.
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Review: Loyalty and Leadership in An Early Islamic SocietyUser Review - Bryn Hammond - Goodreads
Made for the historical novelist. For other people too, I guess. He wants to tell us about the 'self-understanding of the societies discussed' - through 'self-description'. We see the society in its ... Read full review
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