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?"