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Rajab under Fatimid Rule

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter deals with the many rites of Rajab that were developed during the Fatimid period, especially in Cairo. Official ceremonies included caliphal audiences, processions, banquets, the ... More


From Ascalon to Cairo: The Duplication of Sacred Space

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Following the conquest of Ascalon by the Crusaders in 1153, al-Husayn's head was transferred to Cairo and interred by the tombs of the Fatimid imam-caliphs. Its shrine became a major sacred venue for ... More


Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Paul E. Walker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

One night in the year 411/1021, the powerful ruler of Fatimid Cairo, al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, rode out of the southern gates of his city and was never seen again. Was the caliph murdered, or could he ... More


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Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Beginning with the pre-Islamic Arabian notion that Rajab was one of three holy months, this chapter summarizes the historical evolution of the individual and public commemorative rites of Rajab. It ... More


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