Medieval Sunni historians on Fatimid policy and non-Muslim influence

  title={Medieval Sunni historians on Fatimid policy and non-Muslim influence},
  author={Luke Yarbrough},
  journal={Journal of Medieval History},
  pages={331 - 346}
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 theme of this special issue – the real and perceived influence of minority out-groups in medieval societies – this essay examines representations of non-Muslim influence in the Fatimid period by post-Fatimid Sunni authors. Such representations do not reflect pervasive hostility among Sunni historians… 


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