Ahmad Al-Mansur: The Beginnings of Modern Morocco
Oneworld Publications, 2009 - 156 pages
Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) was one of the most important rulers in the history of Morocco, which to this day bears the mark of his twenty-five year rule in the sixteenth century. Though famed for his cunning diplomacy in the power struggle over the Mediterranean, and his allegiance with Britain against Spain in the conquest for the newly discovered Americas, he was more than a political and military tactician. A descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur was a charismatic religious authority with ambitions to become Caliph and ruler of all Muslims. Spanning four continents, Dr. Garcia-Arenal places this fascinating figure in a context of political intrigue, discovery and military conquest. With insightful analysis, a glossary and a guide to further reading, this book is the ideal introduction to a multifaceted figure who fully deserves the epithet "Maker of the Muslim World".
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.
THE BATTLE OF ALCAZAR
ABD ALMALIK AND AHMAD BEFORE
9 autres sections non affichées
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
Abd al-Malik able According Ahmad al-Mansur al-Shaykh Algiers alliance ambassador Andalusian appearance Arabic armed army arrived attack authority battle of Alcazar became brother brought caliph capital captives century Christian chroniclers claim close conquer conquest corsair court defeat described dynasty East England English established Europe European expedition fact figure followed forced foreign gold hand Iberian important included interest Islamic Istanbul Italy Jewish Jews king kingdom known lands later letters lived Marrakesh Mediterranean merchants messianic military mission Moriscos Moroccan Morocco Muhammad Muley Muslim official Ottoman palace period Philip played political population port Portugal Portuguese Prophet region reign relations religious Renegades role scholars Sebastian sent shaykhs ships signs sixteenth century society sources sovereign Spain Spanish subjects Sudan Sufi sugar sultan territory thousand throne took trade travelled tribes troops Turkish ulama wrote