Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten
In the 9th century, a secret sect of the Ism?'?l's -- known in the Middle Ages under the name of Fatimids -- arose to play a prominent role in the history of the Near East. Their supreme head today is the Agha Khan. In this mesmerising book, Heinz Halm describes the early history of the Fatimids, from the founding and spread of the secret society to the rise of the caliphal dynasty to power in North Africa and the founding of Cairo, their capital.
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Introduction Fatimids and Ismailis
Chapter Two The Appearance of the Mahdi
Chapter Three The Caliph AlMahdi Billāh 909934
Chapter Four The Collapse of the Empire AlQāim biAmr
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Persian Historiography to the End of the Twelfth Century
Julie Scott Meisami
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