Publication: Towards a Shi'i Mediterranean Empire: Fatimid Egypt and the Founding of Cairo
Translated by: Dr Shainool
2. The book’s introduction gives a succinct and informative account of the origins of the Fatimids. What were the key elements of the Ismaili da‘wa that attracted the Maghrebis and led to the founding of the Fatimid Empire there?
3. In this book, you have translated part of al-Maqrizi's work. Can you tell us a little bit about this 15th century scholar and the reasons for his interest in the Fatimids?
5. Who else has written about Imam-caliph al-Mu‘izz and how do their accounts compare with Maqrizi’s writings?
6. Who is the expected audience of ‘Towards a Shi‘i Mediterrean Empire’?