Lady Rasad and Her Role in the Political Life of the Fatimid State
2012, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 177-210
AbstractIn the history of Islamic Egypt, feminine characters shined who had an obvious impact despite that some of them did not sit at the State's throne and did not assume an official leadership, thus one of them was chosen whose name was Rasad the mother of the caliph Al-Mustansir Billah to be studied within our research entitled (Lady Rasad and Her Role in the Political Life of the Fatimid State). The research was divided into three sections. In the first section, we studied her life and position in the Fatimid court. The second section came to highlight her internal policy. While the third section addressed her external policy.
Finally, the research demonstrated the woman's intervention at this age in many events for she participated in the incidences of the age of the caliph Al-Mustansir Billah virtually and was considered responsible of the occurrence of those tumults since she judged by her emotion rather than her mind and her bias to a certain league rather than the other
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