Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah

Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah

A Scholarly Edition of 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi's Text

192 Pages

September 2019

ISBN: 9781479854714

$75.00

Hardcover

Author

Luke Yarbrough is Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at UCLA. His research is concerned with the history of the pre-modern Middle East and North Africa, including inter-communal relations, law and prescriptive discourses, Arabic historiography, the oral transmission of knowledge, and comparative history.

Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of a text by 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature as The Sword of Ambition. In this work addressed to the Ayyubid sultan, al-Nabulusi argues against employing Coptic and Jewish officials, leaving no rhetorical stone unturned as he pours his deep knowledge of history, law, and literature into the work.