On legitimate political leadership and governance
Date: 2nd half of 9th c.
Original Language: Arabic
The book is a collection of miscellaneous narratives and traditions on the eastern caliphs from Abū Bakr to Hārūn al-Rashīd, unsystematically arranged, which, given their different styles, seem to be the work of several authors. Al-Imāma wa-l-siyāsa has been attributed to Ibn Qutayba (d. 88…