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This new entry into the Longman World Biography series examines a leading statesman who guided a key country during a pivotal time in history. Al-Mansur was a man of contradictions whose policies combined a vision of the future with a longing for the past; by building one state, he destroyed another.
CHAPTER 1 The Rise of the Sa‘di Dynasty
CHAPTER 2 Abu l’Abbas Ahmad: The Early Years
CHAPTER 3 Al-Mansur Assumes Power
CHAPTER 4 Commander of the Faithful
CHAPTER 5 Land of Gold
CHAPTER 6 The Invasion of Songhay
CHAPTER 7 Aftermath of Victory: Wealth and Woes
CHAPTER 8 An Ignominious Death
CHAPTER 9: Post-Mortem
A NOTE ON THE SOURCES
Posted January 18, 2011
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