Why Have a Caliph? | Curio

Why Have a Caliph?

11 mins | May 28, 2017

Do you need to have an intermediary between the heavens and earth? Does God need a representative amongst men? Could that one person ever unite a religion with hundreds of millions of very different followers? Hugh Kennedy, writing in Lapham’s Quarterly brings us the frought history of caliphs throughout the history of Islam.

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From Lapham's Quarterly