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In the late eleventh century, Sicily - originally part of the Islamic world - was captured by Norman, French and Italian adventurers, led by Roger de Hauteville. For the next 150 years, Roger and his descendants ruled the island and its predominantly Arabic-speaking Muslim population. Jeremy Johns’ book represents a comprehensive account of the Arabic administration of Norman Sicily. While it has generally been assumed that the Normans simply inherited their Arabic administration from the Muslim governors of the island, the author uses the unique Sicilian Arabic documents to demonstrate that the Norman kings restructured their administration on the model of the contemporary administration of Fatimid Egypt. Controversially, he also suggests that, in doing so, their intention was not administrative efficiency but the projection of their royal image. This is a compelling and accessible account of the Norman rulers and how they related to their counterparts in the Muslim Mediterranean.

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A comprehensive account of the Arabic administration of Norman Sicily.

Synopsis:

Jeremy Johns' unique study is the first comprehensive account of the Arabic administration of Norman Sicily. While it is generally assumed that the Normans inherited their administration from the Muslim governors of the island, Johns demonstrates that the Norman kings actually restructured their administration to the model of Fatimid Egypt. Controversially, he suggests that their intention was not administrative efficiency, but the projection of their royal image. This accessible account of the Norman rulers reveals how they related to their counterparts in the Muslim Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

Preface; Tables; Abbreviations; Genealogical table of the De Hautevilles of Sicily; Note on measurements; Introduction; 1. 'In the time of the Saracens ...'; 2. 'When first the Normans crossed into Sicily ...'; 3. 'Our lady, the Regent Adelaide, and our lord, the Count Roger, her son', 1101-30; 4. The earliest products of the royal dīwān, 1130-43; 5. The jarā'id renewed, 1144-5; 6. The records of the royal dīwān. Part I: the jarā'id al-rijāl; 7. The records of the royal dīwān. Part II: the dafātir al-hudūd; 8. The duties and organisation of the royal dīwān; 9. 'The people of his state'. The 'palace Saracens' and the royal dīwān; 10. The Norman dīwān and Fātimid Egypt; 11. Royal dīwān and royal image; Appendices; List of references; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521037020
Author:
Johns, Jeremy
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Melbourne
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w illus. 29 tables
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.91 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Jeremy Johns' unique study is the first comprehensive account of the Arabic administration of Norman Sicily. While it is generally assumed that the Normans inherited their administration from the Muslim governors of the island, Johns demonstrates that the Norman kings actually restructured their administration to the model of Fatimid Egypt. Controversially, he suggests that their intention was not administrative efficiency, but the projection of their royal image. This accessible account of the Norman rulers reveals how they related to their counterparts in the Muslim Mediterranean.
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