Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah

9781479854714: Hardback
Release Date: 2nd October 2019

Dimensions: 152.4 x 228.6

Number of Pages: 192

Series Library of Arabic Literature

NYU Press

Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah

A Scholarly Edition of 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi's Text

Hardback / £65.00

Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of a text by 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature as The Sword of Ambition. In this work addressed to the Ayyubid sultan, al-Nabulusi argues against employing Coptic and Jewish officials, leaving no rhetorical stone unturned as he pours his deep knowledge of history, law, and literature into the work.

Luke Yarbrough is Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at UCLA. His research is concerned with the history of the pre-modern Middle East and North Africa, including inter-communal relations, law and prescriptive discourses, Arabic historiography, the oral transmission of knowledge, and comparative history.