The Sultan of Palermo

Auteur: Ali Tariq
Taal: Engels
The Sultan of Palermo
Uitgever: Verso Books
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781844671014
  • Druk: New title
  • september 2006
  • 240 pagina's
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This fourth novel in Tariq Ali's Islam Quintet is set in medieval Palermo, a Muslim city rivaling Baghdad and Cordoba in size and splendor. The year is 1153. The Normans are ruling Siqqiliya, but Arab culture and language dominate the island and the court. Sultan Rujari (King Roger) surrounds himself with Muslim intellectuals, several concubines, and an administration presided over by gifted eunuchs. The bishops, expecting to be at the pinnacle of power, are angered by the decadence of the court. In this captivating novel, Tariq Ali charts the life and loves of the medieval cartographer Muhammed al-Idrisi. Torn between his close friendship with the sultan and his friends who are leaving the island or plotting a resistance to Norman rule, Idrisi finds temporary solace in the harem; but, confronted by the common people of Noto and Catania, his conscience is troubled.

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A marvellously paced and boisterously told novel of intrigue, love, insurrection and manipulation... - Guardian

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2006-10-17
Afmetingen
19 x 13,6 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's
240 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Ali Tariq Ali Tariq
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Ali Tariq
Uitgever
Verso Books

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9781844671014

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NUR code
343
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2006-09-20
Thema Subject Code
FV

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