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The Resource Arabic administration in Norman Sicily : the royal dīwān, Jeremy Johns

Arabic administration in Norman Sicily : the royal dīwān, Jeremy Johns

Label
Arabic administration in Norman Sicily : the royal dīwān
Title
Arabic administration in Norman Sicily
Title remainder
the royal dīwān
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Johns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late eleventh century, Sicily - originally part of the Islamic world - was captured by Norman, French and Italian adventurers, led by Roger de Hauteville. For the next 150 years, Roger and his descendants ruled the island and its predominantly Arabic-speaking Muslim population. Jeremy Johns' 2002 book represents a comprehensive account of the Arabic administration of Norman Sicily. While it has generally been assumed that the Normans simply inherited their Arabic administration from the Muslim governors of the island, the author uses the unique Sicilian Arabic documents to demonstrate that the Norman kings restructured their administration on the model of the contemporary administration of Fatimid Egypt. Controversially, he also suggests that, in doing so, their intention was not administrative efficiency but the projection of their royal image. This is a compelling and accessible account of the Norman rulers and how they related to their counterparts in the Muslim Mediterranean
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johns, Jeremy
Dewey number
320.945/8/09021
Index
index present
LC call number
JN5286
LC item number
.J64 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Public administration
  • Normans
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Normans
  • Politics and government
  • Public administration
  • Italy
  • Openbaar bestuur
  • Arabieren
  • Verwaltung
  • Geschichte
  • Sizilien
  • Normannen
  • Araber
Label
Arabic administration in Norman Sicily : the royal dīwān, Jeremy Johns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-357) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667084255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 389 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511675065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667084255
Label
Arabic administration in Norman Sicily : the royal dīwān, Jeremy Johns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-357) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667084255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 389 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511675065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667084255

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