the saint and the sultan

Book Title : The Saint and the Sultan
Author : Paul Moses
Publisher : Image
Release Date : 2009-09-29
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9780307589514
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that has strong resonance in today's divided world. For many of us, St. Francis of Assisi is known as a poor monk and a lover of animals. However, these images are sadly incomplete, because they ignore an equally important and more challenging aspect of his life -- his unwavering commitment to seeking peace. In The Saint and the Sultan, Paul Moses recovers Francis' s message of peace through the largely forgotten story of his daring mission to end the crusades. In 1219, as the Fifth Crusade was being fought, Francis crossed enemy lines to gain an audience with Malik al-Kamil, the Sultan of Egypt. The two talked of war and peace and faith and when Francis returned home, he proposed that his Order of the Friars Minor live peaceably among the followers of Islam–a revolutionary call at a moment when Christendom pinned its hopes for converting Muslims on the battlefield. The Saint and the Sultan captures the lives of St. Francis and Sultan al-Kamil and illuminates the political intrigue and religious fervor of their time. In the process, it reveals a startlingly timely story of interfaith conflict, war, and the search for peace. More than simply a dramatic adventure, though it does not lack for colorful saints and sinners, loyalty and betrayal, and thrilling Crusade narrative, The Saint and the Sultan brings to life an episode of deep relevance for all who seek to find peace between the West and the Islamic world. Winner of the 2010 Catholic Press Association Book Award for History From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : The Sultan of the saints
Author :
Publisher : Adam Publishers
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 338
ISBN : 8174355758
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

ʼAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, 1077-1166, Sufi saint.

Book Title : Saint Francis and the Sultan
Author : John V. Tolan
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2009-03-26
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9780191608186
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

In September, 1219, as the armies of the Fifth Crusade besieged the Egyptian city of Damietta, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil. Although we in fact know very little about this event, this has not prevented artists and writers from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, unencumbered by mere facts, from portraying Francis alternatively as a new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the truth of Christianity, a champion of the crusading ideal, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed religious fanatic, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and understanding. Al-Kâmil, on the other hand, is variously presented as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical teaching, a cruel oriental despot, or a worldly libertine. Saint Francis and the Sultan takes a detailed look at these richly varied artistic responses to this brief but highly symbolic meeting. Throwing into relief the changing fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since, it gives a uniquely broad but precise vision of the evolution of Western attitudes towards Islam and the Arab world over the last eight hundred years.

Book Title : The Sultan of Byzantium
Author : Selcuk Altun
Publisher : Saqi
Release Date : 2012-10-01
Pages : 287
ISBN : 9781846591501
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Fighting the Ottoman invaders in Constantinople in 1453, Emperor Constantine XI was killed, his body never found. Legend has it that he escaped in a Genoese ship, cheating certain death at the hands of the Turks and earning himself the title of Immortal Emperor. Five centuries after his disappearance, three mysterious men contact a young professor living in Istanbul. Members of a secret sect, they have guarded the Immortal Emperor's will for generations. They tell him that he is the next Byzantine emperor and that in order to take possession of his fortune he must carry out his ancestor's last wishes. The professor embarks on a dangerous journey, taking him to the heart of a mystery of epic historical significance. The Sultan of Byzantium is a symbiosis of story and history and a homage to Byzantine civilisation.

Book Title : The City of the Sultan and Domestic Manners of the Turks in 1836
Author : Julia Pardoe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2015-03-19
Pages : 526
ISBN : 9781108074421
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

This two-volume work, published in 1837, gives a lively and observant account of life in the declining Ottoman empire.

Book Title : Medicine and the Saints
Author : Ellen J. Amster
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release Date : 2013-08-15
Pages : 334
ISBN : 9780292745445
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The colonial encounter between France and Morocco in the late nineteenth century took place not only in the political realm but also in the realm of medicine. Because the body politic and the physical body are intimately linked, French efforts to colonize Morocco took place in and through the body. Starting from this original premise, Medicine and the Saints traces a history of colonial embodiment in Morocco through a series of medical encounters between the Islamic sultanate of Morocco and the Republic of France from 1877 to 1956. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources in both French and Arabic, Ellen Amster investigates the positivist ambitions of French colonial doctors, sociologists, philologists, and historians; the social history of the encounters and transformations occasioned by French medical interventions; and the ways in which Moroccan nationalists ultimately appropriated a French model of modernity to invent the independent nation-state. Each chapter of the book addresses a different problem in the history of medicine: international espionage and a doctor's murder; disease and revolt in Moroccan cities; a battle for authority between doctors and Muslim midwives; and the search for national identity in the welfare state. This research reveals how Moroccans ingested and digested French science and used it to create a nationalist movement and Islamist politics, and to understand disease and health. In the colonial encounter, the Muslim body became a seat of subjectivity, the place from which individuals contested and redefined the political.

Book Title : Subjects of the Sultan
Author : Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Release Date : 2005-11-29
Pages : 358
ISBN : 1850437602
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The cultural heritage of the Ottoman Empire has traditionally been presented to us through its monuments - mosques, mausoleums, palaces, baths - and its high arts, such as court painting and calligraphy. Our understanding of Ottoman culture has thus come from a world created by and for sultans, viziers and the elite of the Empire.

Book Title : A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Library of the Late Tippoo Sultan of Mysore
Author : Charles Stewart
Publisher :
Release Date : 1809
Pages : 458
ISBN : ONB:+Z185712206
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Book Title : Sultan Bahoo The Life and Teachings
Author : Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus
Publisher : Sultan ul Faqr Publications
Release Date : 2015-03-11
Pages : 424
ISBN : 9789699795183
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

“Sultan Bahoo The Life and Teachings” is infact the first encyclopedia of the teachings and complete life history of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo. The book is available in both Urdu and English.

Book Title : The Sultan s Fountain
Author : Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Publisher : Amer Univ in Cairo Press
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 182
ISBN : 9789774165238
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The small sabil-kuttab (a charitable foundation particular to Cairo that combines a public water dispensary with a Quranic school) built in 1760 opposite the venerated Sayida Zeinab Mosque is almost unique in Cairo: it is one of only two dedicated by a reigning Ottoman sultan, and - astonishingly - it is decorated inside with blue-and-white tiles from Amsterdam depicting happy scenes from the Dutch countryside. Why did the sultan, Mustafa III, cloistered in his Istanbul palace, decideto build a sabil in Cairo? Why did he choose this site for it? How did it come to be adorned with Dutch tiles? What were the connections between Cairo, Istanbul, and Amsterdam in the middle of the eighteenth century? The authors answer these questions and many more in this entertaining and beautifully illustrated history of an extraordinary building, describing also the recent conservation efforts to preserve it for posterity.