This book sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt. This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual guides, on how to interact and negotiate with powerful secular officials, judges, and treasurers, or emirs. Translated into English, it is a unique account of the relationship between spiritual and political authority in late medieval/early modern Islamic society.
|Print publication date: 2017||Print ISBN-13: 9780300198652|
|Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017||DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300198652.001.0001|