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A Sultan in Palermo
by Tariq Ali


Overview - The fourth novel in Tariq Ali's 'Islam Quintet' charts the life and loves of the medieval cartographer Muhammed al-Idrisi. Torn between his close friendship with the sultan and his friends who are leaving the island or plotting a resistance to Norman rule, Idrisi finds temporary solace in the harem; but his conscience is troubled...  Read more...

 
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Overview
The fourth novel in Tariq Ali's 'Islam Quintet' charts the life and loves of the medieval cartographer Muhammed al-Idrisi. Torn between his close friendship with the sultan and his friends who are leaving the island or plotting a resistance to Norman rule, Idrisi finds temporary solace in the harem; but 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.

Praise for the Islam Quintet:

"A richly woven tapestry that even before its completion meritscomparison with Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo trilogy." Kirkus Reviews

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781781689301
  • ISBN-10: 178168930X
  • Publisher: Verso
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 5.21 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds

Series: Islam Quintet

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Historical - General
Books > Fiction > Literary
Books > Fiction > Romance - Historical - Medieval

 
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