Sayyida Salme and Emily Ruete. Edited with an Introduction by E. van Donzel
Presents the reader with an intimate picture of life in Zanzibar between 1850-1865, and with an intelligent observer's reactions to life in Germany in the Bismarck period. Emily Ruete's writings describe her attempts to recover her Zanzibar inheritance and her homesickness.
This book deals with both Mediterranean and Islamic history. It outlines the political history of the Fatimid period, and Fatimid relationships with Byzantium. Other topics discussed are the structure of the Fatimid state, Fatimid army and navy, and the wars with the Crusaders.