Questions to consider: What is the nature of available Fatimid sources, and available Ismaili sources more generally? How different are they from contemporary Sunni sources? How distinctive are Fatimid institutions, particularly the dacwa?
May 11 The Seljuks of Rūm and the Ayyubids
Claude Cahen, The Formation of Turkey: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rūm, 11th to 14th Century,
trans. and ed. P.M. Holt (Harlow, Essex: Pearson/Longman, 2001)