'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 date||7/1/14 → 12/31/14|
- National Endowment for the Humanities: $25,200.00
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