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The Fatimid Armenians : cultural and political interaction in the Near East /
by Seta B. Dadoyan.
imprint
New York : Brill, 1997.
description
viii, 214 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004108165 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Brill, 1997.
isbn
9004108165 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
1819335
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-199) and index.
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Summaries
Description for Reader
All those interested in medieval Near Eastern studies; Christian and Muslim sects; Armenian Studies.
Main Description
This first study of its kind cuts across and brings together the political and cultural histories of the medieval Near East. The peculiar episode of the Fatimid Armenians (1074-1163) and other phenomena earlier on are given their proper background and context; the Armenian Period in the last century of the Fatimid caliphate in Egypt is shown to be a major phase in the perpetual alliance between Armenian sectarians and Muslims.The reconstruction of this to date unstudied subject also reveals new relevant data. Through its methodology, this book proposes fresh criteria and perspectives for the evaluation of patterns of cultural and political interaction in Near Eastern history.
Unpaid Annotation
This first study of its kind cuts across and brings together the political and cultural histories of the medieval Near East. The peculiar episode of the Fatimid Armenians (1074-1163) and other phenomena earlier on are given their proper background and context; the 'Armenian Period' in the last century of the Fatimid caliphate in Egypt is shown to be a major phase in the perpetual alliance between Armenian sectarians and Muslims.The reconstruction of this to date unstudied subject also reveals new relevant data. Through its methodology, this book proposes fresh criteria and perspectives for the evaluation of patterns of cultural and political interaction in Near Eastern history.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Syriac factor in the development of Armenian Christianity and the early sectsp. 17
The Heretics of Sivas and the Council of Gangrap. 17
The fifth century - The Mezghneans, the Borborits and the Nestoriansp. 25
The sixth century - The position of the Armenian Churchp. 31
The Paulicians and the Muslim factorp. 36
Origin and the "eastern" roots: Syriac, majusi, Islamicp. 36
Politicization: the Muslim alliance and Byzantine deportationsp. 43
Tephrike: the akritic state of the Paulicians in the ninth centuryp. 49
Armenian sectarians in Upper Mesopotamia and Syria from the ninth to eleventh centuriesp. 54
The Tonrakians and Grigor Magistrosp. 54
Sectarians in Upper Mesopotamia and Syria - tenth to eleventh centuriesp. 69
The Arevordik or the Shamsiyya al-Arman in Syriap. 72
The akritic state of Philaretus the Armenian in Germanicap. 75
The Armenian establishment in Fatimid Egyptp. 81
Notes on the Armenians in pre-Fatimid Egyptp. 81
Catholicos Grigor Martyrophilp. 85
Pahlavuni Prince, Vizier Bahram al-Armani and Caliph al-Hafizp. 90
Muslim Armenian vizierial rule in Egypt - The Jamali Housep. 106
Beginnings in Fatimid Aleppo: 'Aziz al-Dawla and al-ghulam Badrp. 106
Abu'l-Najm Badr b. 'Abdallah al-Jamali al-Mustansiri-Amir al-Fuyushp. 107
Abu'l-Qasim al-Afdal Shahanshah b. Badr al-Jamalip. 127
Abu 'Ali Ahmad Kutayfat al-Akmal b. al-Afdalp. 139
Abu'l-Fath Yanis al-Rumi al-Armanip. 143
A historical reading of architectural monuments by the Armenian viziersp. 144
The Nusayri Banu Ruzzik and the end of Armenian vizieral rule in Egyptp. 154
Abu'l-Gharat Faris al-Muslimin Talai' b. Ruzzik - "poetic" testimoniesp. 154
Abu Shuja Badr ed-din, also called al-Nasir Muhyi ed-din Majd al-Islam Ruzzik b. Tala'i'p. 167
Appendicesp. 179
Works Citedp. 193
Indexp. 201
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