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Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996–1021

  title={Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 996–1021},
  author={Paul Ernest Walker},
This is the most authoritative biography to date of the controversial Fatimid ruler. 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 have decided to abandon his royal life, wandering off to live alone and anonymous? Whatever the truth, the fact was that al-Hakim had literally vanished into the desert. Yet al-Hakim, though shrouded in mystery, has… 

Écrire et réécrire l’histoire druze des origines

Abstract In his work ʿUmdat al-ʿārifīn, Šayḫ al-Ašrafānī, a Druze scholar living in Syria in the 11th/17th century, composed a Druze history of origins for the entire community. This universal

Medieval Sunni historians on Fatimid policy and non-Muslim influence

ABSTRACT Modern historians routinely cast the Fatimid era in Egypt and Syria as a time when flourishing non-Muslim communities enjoyed an unusual degree of influence in the state. To complement the