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by Andre Clot,John Howe

Download Harun Al-Rashid and the World of a Thousand and One Nights ePub
  • ISBN 0941533654
  • ISBN13 978-0941533652
  • Language English
  • Author Andre Clot,John Howe
  • Publisher New Amsterdam Books (1989)
  • Pages 268
  • Formats docx rtf mbr azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1260 kb
  • Size Fb2 1545 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 748

A symbol of the fabled Orient, Harun al Rashid, the caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, where we see him living grandly his palace in Baghdad, surrounded by his wives, his concubines, musicians, and learned men, is not merely a figure of legend. He was the son of a Yemenite slave who cleared his path to power, very probably by poisoning the reigning caliph, her older son. Harun reigned for a quarter-century, and was the most famous caliph of the Abbasid dynasty.Through Arab chronicles, the author corrects our vision of Harun the Good', and gives a remarkable account of his development as a ruler. Though in Western countries he is remembered for the presents he sent to Charlemagne–notably the famous elephant, Abul Abbas–he was first and foremost a successful soldier who made war on the Byzantines. His empire was shaken by religious and social insurrections, and he did not shrink from annihilating the Barmecides, a powerful family whose wealth and influence he finally found unbearable. As a patron of pets and intellectuals, Harun contributed greatly to the cultural supremacy of Baghdad, whose merchants and navigators spread the name of the caliph throughout the world.

Harun al-Rashid & The World Of 1001 Nights. The book includes an extensive examination of Harun's dealings with various other world powers, including Byzantium, the Franks under Charlemagne, and the Persians.

Harun al-Rashid & The World Of 1001 Nights. It may surprise some readers to discover that, compared to these kingdoms the Caliphate was the sole superpower of its time. The geographic obstacle of the Bosporus prevented it from extending further west, though difficulties with the Alids in Khorasan to the east turned out to be Harun's ultimate undoing. Also included is a wealth of historical information on life in early Baghdad.

The name of Harun al-Rashid still conjures up visions of the fabulous Orient. But the caliph of the "Thousand and One Nights" was no mere figure of legend. Son of a Yemeni slave who manoeuvred him onto the throne after murdering his elder brother, he reigned for nearly a quarter of a century to become the most celebrated caliph of the Abbasid dynasty

Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, was the son of a Yemenite slave who cleared Harun’s path to power, very probably by poisoning her eldest son. Harun reigned for a quarter of a century, his empire spreading over south-west Asia and into.

Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, was the son of a Yemenite slave who cleared Harun’s path to power, very probably by poisoning her eldest son. Harun reigned for a quarter of a century, his empire spreading over south-west Asia and into north Africa

Harun al- Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in the Thousand and One Nights, was a son of a Yemenitw slave . The more general second half of the book dealing with the wider world of the Abbasid era was excellent and contained much fascinating detail on everything from trade to cookery.

Harun al- Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in the Thousand and One Nights, was a son of a Yemenitw slave who cleared Harun's path to power, very probably poisoning her eldest son. The book is a journey of power starting from 7th centrury till Suleiman the Magnificient. So as a general intro to the period it's a gold mine but if you are specifically interested in HalR you'll need to look elsewhere for complete satisfaction.

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This book presents a tale of war, culture and political intrigue during the reign of the legendary Harun al-Rashid from The Thousand and One Nights.

A symbol of the fabled Orient, Harun al Rashid, the caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, where we see him living grandly his palace in Baghdad, surrounded by his wives, his concubines, musicians, and learned men, is not merely a figure of legend. He was the son of a Yemenite slave who cleared his path to power, very probably by poisoning the reigning caliph, her older son. Harun reigned for a quarter-century, and was the most famous caliph of the Abbasid dynasty.

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Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, was the son of.

Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, was the son of a Yemenite slave who cleared Harun's path to power, very probably by poisoning her eldest son. Harun reigned for a quarter of a century, his empire spreading over south-west Asia and into north Africa. full of fascinating detail.

V Andre Clot Translated by John Howe. Harun al-Rashid and Charlemagne V. The Table in Harun al-Rashid's Century Chronology, AD 570-1543 Index.

Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, reigned for a quarter of a.

Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, reigned for a quarter of a century, his empire spreading over south-west Asia and into north Africa. He waged war on the Byzantine Empire, and dealt ruthlessly with religious and social insurrections. But as well as being a ruthless soldier and politician al-Rashid was also a great patron of the arts, and highly esteemed by Charlemagne.