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Contents

INTRODUCTION page
1
PART ONE
25
Ali and his uncle
43
The Carmathians Egypt recovered
50
The accession of alMuktafi The Vizierate
57
AlAbbás ibn alHasan as Vizier
65
The Báb alBustán The learned and literary
71
The death of alMuktafí The accession
84
The violence of alMuḥassin and its results
215
PART THREE
223
given a new post and later recalled to Baghdad
245
251 line 15 for invited him to read invited
251
despair and his disgrace
266
second deposition of alMuqtadir
276
between alMuqtadir and Munis AlMuqtadirs man
288
The Vizierate of Sulayman AlMuqtadir
295

The fate of the conspirators
93
PART TWO
99
111 line 6 for sherbert read sherbet
111
ments and reforms The qádhís Abú Umar and Ibn
116
skill His economies and consequent unpopularity
125
foundation of the Fátimid AntiCaliphate and the attack
136
the revolt of Ibn Hamdán Alis growing unpopularity
142
145 line 11 and elsewhere for Farjawayh read Farajawayh
145
156 line 15 and elsewhere for alHawwárí read alHawárí
156
appointment as bis Assistant of Ali ibn Ísà
165
Sinán ibn Thábit arRází
183
192 line 3 from bottom for annihilation read absorption
192
Alí on trial
205
PART FOUR
305
The end of alMuqtadir
314
The accession of alQahir The last of
321
The triumph and fall of alQáhir The acces
331
The Buvayhids and the Barídís
339
The manquvres of Ibn Muqlah Ali
345
Bachkam The fate of Ibn Muqlah
357
The accession of alMuttaqi The Baridís
364
Further vicissitudes of the Emirate
373
The Image of Edessa Túzún The second
380
The Muizz adDawlah
388
CONCLUSION
396
INDEX
399

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