Author: Andre Clot; John Howe (Translator)
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books (January 1, 1990)
Pages: 278 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
A symbol of the fabled Orient, Harun al-Rashid, the caliph portrayed in 'The Thousand and One Nights', was the son of a Yemenite slave who cleared his path to power, very probably by poisoning the reigning caliph, her older son. Through Arab chronicles, the author gives a remarkable account of Harun's development as a ruler.