Rituals of Islamic Monarchy
Accession and Succession in the First Muslim EmpireeBook - 2009
Rituals of Islamic Monarchy provides a history of the ceremony of the oath of allegiance to the caliph from the time of the Prophet Muhammad until the fragmentation of the caliphate in the late ninth and tenth centuries. The study of royal rituals of accession and succession in Christian Rome, Byzantium and the early Medieval West has generated an extensive literature. This has however remained unexplored in scholarship on the Islamic world. This book redresses that by examining the ceremonial of accession to the caliphate in early Islam, covering the following aspects of the subject:*The place.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 346 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans