A Sultan in Palermo

A Sultan in Palermo

Book - 2005
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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
Publisher: New York : Verso, 2005
ISBN: 9781844670253
1844670252
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 21 cm

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