Court Cultures in the Muslim World

Court Cultures in the Muslim World

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Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This book provides a comparative perspective on the history of courtly culture in Muslim societies from the earliest times to the nineteenth century, and presents an extensive collection of images of courtly life and architecture within the Muslim realm. The thematic methodology employed by the contributors underlines their interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to issues of politics and patronage from across the Islamic world stretching from Cordoba to India. Themes range from the religious legitimacy of Muslim rulers, terminologies for court culture in Oriental languages, Muslim concepts of space for royal representation, accessibility of rulers, the role of royal patronage for Muslim scholars and artists to the growing influence of European courts as role models from the eighteenth century onwards. Discussing specific terminologies for courts in Oriental languages and explaining them to the non specialist, chapters describe the specific features of Muslim courts and point towards future research areas. As such, it fills this important gap in the existing literature in the areas of Islamic history, religion, and Islam in particular.Ibn AbAl Ua¹paybAlEiaa#39;s uncle RashAld al-DAln served al-Amjad on the princea#39;s request as an author of a manual on arithmetic.65 Al-MuEiaao“ao“am implored him to ... 648/ 1250), Fakhr al-DAln RiacwAn ibn Rustam al-SAEiAtAl (d. c. 629/1230), Najm al-DAln al-LubAldAl (d. c. 65/1265) and Najm al-DAln ibn MinfAkh (d. ... While physicians did not live in the houses of their patrons, they met there regularly for their service.

Title:Court Cultures in the Muslim World
Author:Albrecht Fuess, Jan-Peter Hartung
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-03


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