Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

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Price
$87.60
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300198652

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About the Author
Adam Sabra is professor of history and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Goleta, CA.
Reviews
"A welcome and important contribution to the field. Because the work is explicitly devoted to guiding the relations between Sufi master and political ruler, a subject for which there are very few exemplars, and because of al-Sha'rani's location in time and place, this book constitutes an indispensable resource for understanding how late medieval Sufis themselves theorized this relationship. Sabra has done an excellent job of faithfully rendering the Arabic into clear, lively English prose." --Nathan Hofer, University of Missouri
"This book illuminates central problems, debates, and strategies regarding the relationship of religion to the state. The themes of religious authority in relation to political power and the proper practice of spiritual and ethical counsel will be of interest to students of cultural history. The Arabic text has recently been edited, and we are fortunate to now have this excellent English translation." --Richard McGregor, Vanderbilt University