This paper looks at the array of counsellors and advisors jostling for power and influence at the court of the ՙAbbāsid caliph al-Muqtadir (r. 295/908-320/932). Both historical and adab sources often describe such conflicts in detail through reported conversations and (first- or second-hand) opinions. Authors/compilers usually have a large amount of such material at their disposal; their choices in selecting and using it reveal different attitudes to particular problems and occasional attempts at advising the current ruler.

Abbasid Intrigues: competing for influence at the Caliph’s Court / L. Osti. - In: AL-MASĀQ. - ISSN 0950-3110. - 20:1(2008), pp. 5-15.

Abbasid Intrigues: competing for influence at the Caliph’s Court

L. Osti
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2008

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This paper looks at the array of counsellors and advisors jostling for power and influence at the court of the ՙAbbāsid caliph al-Muqtadir (r. 295/908-320/932). Both historical and adab sources often describe such conflicts in detail through reported conversations and (first- or second-hand) opinions. Authors/compilers usually have a large amount of such material at their disposal; their choices in selecting and using it reveal different attitudes to particular problems and occasional attempts at advising the current ruler.
Abba¯sid caliphate; Al-Muqtadir; Abba¯sid caliph; Baghdad, Iraq –Abba¯sid caliphate; Arabic literature – historiography; Al-S_u¯li, chronicler; Miskawayh, chronicler
Settore L-OR/12 - Lingua e Letteratura Araba
Settore L-OR/10 - Storia dei Paesi Islamici
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