Author:A. Azfar Moin


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The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

By: A. Azfar Moin

Price: $51.98

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2017

Seller ID: 701456

ISBN: 9789384092719

Condition: New

This book traces how royal dynastic cults and shrine-centered Sufism came together in the imperial cultures of Timurid Central Asia, Safavid Iran, and Mughal India. By juxtaposing imperial chronicles, paintings, and architecture with theories of sainthood, apocalyptic treatises, and manuals on astrology and magic, this book uncovers a pattern of Islamic politics shaped by Sufi and millennial motifs. It shows how alchemical symbols and astrological rituals enveloped the body of the monarch, casting him as both spiritual guide and material lord. Uncovering a startling yet widespread phenomenon, ... View more info