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Sufis in medieval Baghdad : agency and the public sphere in the late Abbasid caliphate

Title
Sufis in medieval Baghdad : agency and the public sphere in the late Abbasid caliphate / Atta Muhammad.
ISBN
9780755647583
0755647580
9780755647620
0755647629
9780755647590
9780755647606
9780755647613
Publication
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
vi, 178 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Summary
"This book examines the political and social activities of Sufis in Baghdad in the period 1000-1258. It argues that Sufis played an important role in creating a public sphere that existed between ordinary subjects and the government. Drawing on Arabic sources and secondary literature, it explores the role of Sufis and their institutions including their ribats or lodge houses, from the use of Sufis as political ambassadors to their role in redistributing charity to the poor. The book reveals the role of Sufism in structuring a wide range of social and political arrangements in this period. It also reveals the role of ordinary, non-elite actors who, by taking part in Sufi-affiliated religious or professional associations, were able take part in public life in late-Abbasid Baghdad"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Muhammad, Atta. Sufis in medieval Baghdad New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 06, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [164]-175) and index.
Contents
The Concept of the Public Sphere in Medieval Islamic Societies
Spaces for the Public Good in Medieval Islamic Societies
Baghdad in the Late Abbasid Caliphate
The Ribāṭ : An Institution of the Public Sphere
Sufis' Relations with the Ruling Authorities and their Contribution to the Public Sphere.
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