A patron of men: Sitt al-Mulk and the military at the Fatimid court

Cortese, Delia (2019) A patron of men: Sitt al-Mulk and the military at the Fatimid court. Textes Arabes et Etudes Islamiques, 54 . pp. 217-234. ISSN 0257-4136

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Abstract

In this paper I will contextually analyse the multiple levels of engagement that are reported to have occurred between the princess Sitt al-Mulk and the military with a view to raise questions regarding the nature of authority that might have enabled Sitt al-Mulk to establish herself as a credible female leader in a men’s world, ‘a patron of men’. In attempting to answer these questions I will examine Sitt al-Mulk’s influence over members of the military apparatus in light of the reciprocal adherence to formal and informal rules of loyalty and obligation that prevailed in pre-modern Islamic courts, determined by the need to shape dynastic politics to mutual advantage.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Mathieu Eychenne (éd.), Stéphane Pradines (éd.), Abbès Zouache (éd.). Guerre et paix dans le Proche-Orient médiéval (Xe-XVe siècle)
Research Areas: A. > Perspectives in Religion group
Item ID: 24209
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Depositing User: Delia Cortese
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 08:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 21:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24209

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