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A Sultan in Palermo (The Islam Quintet, Book Four)
A Sultan in Palermo (The Islam Quintet, Book Four) by Tariq Ali 1844670252 9781844670253
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A Sultan in Palermo (The Islam Quintet, Book Four) by Tariq Ali

The fourth novel in Tariq Ali?s Islam Quintet is set in medieval Palermo, a Muslimcity rivaling Baghdad and Cordoba in size and splendor. The year is1153. The Normans occupy Siqqiliya, but Arab culture and languagedominate the island and the court. Sultan Rujari (King Roger) surroundshimself with Muslim intellectuals, several concubines, and anadministration presided over by gifted eunuchs.In this captivating novel, Tariq Ali charts the life and lovesof the medieval cartographer Muhammed al-Idrisi. Torn between his closefriendship with the sultan and his friends who are leaving the islandor plotting a resistance to Norman rule, Idrisi finds temporary solacein the harem; but, confronted by the common people of Noto and Catania and the Trusted One,his conscience is troubled.A Sultan in Palermo is a mythic novel in which pride, greed, and lust intermingle with resistance and greatness. It echoes a past that can still be heard today.

Author: Tariq Ali

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 246

Publisher: Verso

Publication Date: 2005-07-17

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