The Shiite caliphs of Egypt were by this time the playthings of contending viziers, as the Sunnite caliphs of Bagdad had long been the puppets of Turkish sultans or amirs; and in 1164 Amalric I.
The prince, under whom a definite peace was made with Malik al-Nasir, the Mameluke ruler of Egypt, had great trouble with powerful viziers and generals which he accentuated by his passion for Bagdad-Khatun, wife of the amir Uosain and daughter of the amir Chupan.
Other books of the same kind are the book of Ferza and Simas, containing stories of Indian kings and viziers, the book of Sindibad, &c."
Thus the story of the king and his son and the damsel and the seven viziers (Lane, ch.
The assistance of the British government not being forthcoming, the grand viziers position became more and more difficult, and on the 5th of June he had to resign.