The Just Prince: A Manual of Leadership: Including an Authoritative English Translation of the Sulwan Al-Mutaʻ Fi ʻudwan Al-Atba by Muhammad Ibn Zafar Al-Siqilli (Consolation for the Ruler During the Hostility of Subjects)

Saqi (2003)

The Sulwan al-Muta' is an 800 year-old handbook for statesmen written by a Sicilian Arab who addressed this advice for a "just prince" based on Islamic morality, European realism and a broad-ranging knowledge of different cultures. The work is explicated using straight philosophical discourse as well as the narrative whirl of fables-within-fables so beloved of ancient and mediaeval Oriental literature. This is a work of practical political philosophy that combines penetrating contemporary analysis, the entertainment value of The Thousand and One Nights , and the deep insight of Sun Tzu
Keywords Education of princes  Political leadership  Political science Philosophy  Islamic ethics
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Call number JC393.K43 2003
ISBN(s) 0863567835
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