Loyalty and Leadership in An Early Islamic Society

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I.B.Tauris, Apr 14, 2001 - History - 209 pages
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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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