This paper looks at the array of counsellors and advisors jostling for power and influence at the court of the 'Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir (r. 295/908-320/932). Both 10 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.
|Titolo:||Abbasid Intrigues : competing for influence at the Caliph’s Court|
OSTI, LETIZIA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||'Abbasid caliphate ; Al-Muqtadir ; 'Abbasid caliph ; Baghdad, Iraq – 'Abbasid caliphate ; Arabic literature – historiography ; Al-Suli, chronicler ; Miskawayh, chronicler|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-OR/12 - Lingua e Letteratura Araba|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/09503110701823502|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|