Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo

ISBN-10: 0791417824

ISBN-13: 9780791417829

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paula Sanders

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 3/8/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

PAULA SANDERS is associate professor of history at Rice University. She is the author of Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo. She has published articles in the fields of medieval Islamic history and historiography, gender, and the history of conservation in Cairo.

Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Short Titles
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Fatimid History: An Overview
Approaching Fatimid Rituals
The Ceremonial Idiom
Protocols of Rank
Symbols of Authority
The Caliph as Center
The Ritual City
The Beginnings of the Ritual City
The Elaboration of the Ritual City under al-'Aziz
The Integration of Fustat into the Ritual City
The Restoration of al-Amir and the Reinterpretation of the Ritual City
Politics, Power, and Administration: The New Year's Ceremony
The Model Procession: Ibn al-Tuwayr's Description of the New Year
The Negotiation of Power in the New Year's Procession
The Urban River
The Highwayman of Egypt: Agriculture and Irrigation
The Ceremony to Cut the Canal
Late Fatimid Nile Ceremonies
Perfuming the Nilometer
Dating the Nilometer Ceremony
The Urban River
Ceremonial as Polemic
The Event at Ghadir Khumm and Its Importance in Isma'ili Thought
Popular Celebrations of the Festival of Ghadir
The Festival of Ghadir and the Ritual Lingua Franca
Ceremonial as Polemic
Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Maps
Index
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