The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters. — Ghengis Khan

Harun Al-Rashid: Caliph of Bagdad - Gabriel Audisio



This biography of Harun al-Rashid, the greatest Caliph of the early Abbasid empire, was based on Masudi's account. It recounts the rise of Harun under the guidance of his ambitious mother, the fall of the powerful Barmecide family, the height of Harun's power, his relations with surrounding empires, and the tragedies attending his later years.

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[Book Cover] from Harun Al-Rashid by Gabriel Audisio
Harun al Rashid and Jafar
HARUN AL-RASHID FEASTING WITH HIS FAVORITE JAFAR, AND BOON COMPANIONS.


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