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Recapturing Lost Glory and Legitimacy

Mona Hassan

in Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691166780
eISBN:
9781400883714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers problematic questions of political and legal legitimacy for premodern Muslim states in the wake of the Abbasid Caliphate's demise. Similar to the self-image of Byzantium as a ... More


Conceptualizing the Caliphate, 632–1517 CE

Mona Hassan

in Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691166780
eISBN:
9781400883714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the embodied practice of the earliest generations of Muslims was essential in consolidating a nearly universal Islamic consensus upon the obligation of ... More


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