The Theocrat Takes As Its Subject One Of Arab And Islamic History S Most Perplexing Figures, Al Hakim Bi Amr Illah The Ruler By Order Of God , The Fatimid Caliph Who Ruled Egypt During The Tenth Century And Whose Career Was A Direct Reflection Of Both The Tensions Within The Islamic Dominions As A Whole And Of The Conflicts Within His Own Mind In This Remarkable Novel Bensalem Himmich Explores These Tensions And Conflicts And Their Disastrous Consequences On An Individual Ruler And On His People Himmich Does Not Spare His Readers The Full Horror And Tragedy Of Al Hakim S Reign, But In Employing A Variety Of Textual Styles Including Quotations From Some Of The Best Known Medieval Arab Historians Vivid Historical Narratives A Series Of Extraordinary Decrees Issued By The Caliph And, Most Remarkably, The Inspirational Utterances Of Al Hakim During His Ecstatic Visions, Recorded By His Devotees And Subsequently A Basis For The Foundation Of The Druze Community He Succeeds Brilliantly In Painting A Portrait Of A Character Whose Sheer Unpredictability Throws Into Relief The Qualities Of Those Who Find Themselves Forced To Cajole, Confront, Or Oppose Him.
Bensalem Himmich Arabic is a novelist, poet and philosopher who teaches at the Mohammed V University, Rabat in Morocco He has published 26 books, both literary and scientific works, in Arabic and French As a liberal philosopher, Himmich is concerned with matters including ideological education in Islam He advocates the division of church and state.His work deals with the problems
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- مجنون الحكم
- Bensalem Himmich
- 07 July 2019 Bensalem Himmich