The Symbols and Politics of Almoravid Rule: Negotiating Power in the Medieval Islamic West

Project: Research project

Project Details


'The Symbols and Politics of Almoravid Rule' will provide a case specific historical analysis of three inter-related subjects that are relevant to understanding Islamic rule in North and West Africa: how rulers defined and expressed their legitimacy in ways that integrated or failed to integrate diverse Arab and Berber societies and cultures; how politics between the ruler and leading legal-religious scholars defined regime and community; and how events and individuals challenged the legitimacy and structure of rule and how the regime adapted to these challenges.
Effective start/end date7/1/1412/31/14


  • National Endowment for the Humanities: $25,200.00


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