Army, Regime, and Society in Fatimid Egypt, 358-487/968-1094

  title={Army, Regime, and Society in Fatimid Egypt, 358-487/968-1094},
  author={Yaacov Lev},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  • Yaacov Lev
  • Published 1 August 1987
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
Tensions between the regime and the army are a crucial component for the understanding of Fatimid history and, as will be shown, they had a mostly destabilizing impact on society and the economy. A host of factors shaped the relationship between the regime, the army, and society. Among these factors, the socio-military composition of the army was especially important. The composition of the army was partly an outcome of deliberate policies of the regime, partly a consequence of local conditions… 
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