Yazilitaş, Nihat
March 2010
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2010, Vol. 14 Issue 43, p63
Academic Journal
In this paper a negrees, Seyyide Rasad's, struggle for power in the Fatimid state will be analized. Seyyide Rasad, after the accession of her son Mustansir to the throne as khalif in his very young age, assumed the position of regency. This position gave her the opportunity to strengthen her influence in the state. So that she recruited fifty thousands of negroes and used them on her behalf against to the Turkish regiments who were very powerfull at that time. But the struggle between the Turks and the Negroes led the country to destruction and worsened the economic conditions of the people. At the end, the Turks wiped out the Negroes and Seyyide Rasad give up the struggle.


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