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    The Sultan of Palermo (The Islam Quintet) (Paperback) By (author) Ali Tariq

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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    The Sultan of Palermo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ali Tariq
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844671014
    ISBN 10: 1844671011
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 704
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 79
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000, P26307000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC027050
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PR6051.L44 S85 2006
    Thema V1.0: FV
    BIC E4L: HST
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    17 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics, as well as scripts for the both stage and screen. He is an editor of the New Left Review and lives in London.
    Review quote
    "A marvellously paced and boisterously told novel of intrigue, love, insurrection and manipulation..." - Guardian