Study Guide for Wasserstein-Caliphate in the West

  • You do not need to pay attention to the names of the characters portrayed in this piece. Rather, focus on the nature of politics in this Western Caliphate--one could change names and places, and dates, and see similar developments taking place in many of the areas of the Islamic world during the same period of time. What was the role of the "caliph"? How did one become chosen as "caliph?"