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Al-‘Aziz bi’llah

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2011
Date Published  2011
Authors  Jiwa, Shainool
Original Publication  Daʼirat al-maʻarif-i buzurg-i Islami, The Encyclopaedia Islamica, Vol 3, p. 988-997 ed. Wilferd Madelung & Farhad Daftary, Brill (London, 2011).
Publisher   2013 The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Source  

Daʼirat al-maʻarif-i buzurg-i Islami, The Encyclopaedia Islamica, Vol 3.

Key Words  Al-‘Aziz bi’llah Abu Mansur Nizar b. Abu Tamim Ma‘add al-Mu‘izz li-Din Allah; the fifth Fatimid imam-caliph; Egypt. the Fatimids; Mediterranean Empire; Byzantine; Abbasid; Andalusian Umayyad
Abstract  

Al-‘Aziz bi’llah Abu Mansur Nizar b. Abu Tamim Ma‘add al-Mu‘izz li-Din Allah (955–996 CE), the fifth Fatimid imam-caliph was the first sovereign of his dynasty to begin his rule in Egypt. Al- ‘Aziz’s reign epitomises the cultural, intellectual and architectural efflorescence of Fatimid rule in Egypt. It also established the Fatimids as a vibrant Mediterranean Empire, pursuing trade, diplomacy and warfare with their Byzantine, ‘Abbasid and Andalusian Umayyad counterparts.


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