Their History and Doctrines 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Farhad Daftary
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Isma'ilis by Farhad Daftary
Book DescriptionThe Isma'ilis represent the second largest Shii Muslim community after the Twelvers, and are today scattered throughout more than twenty-five countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. This 2007 second edition of this authoritative book traces the history and doctrinal development of the Isma'ilis from their origins in the formative period of Islam to the present day, a period of more than twelve centuries. All the major phases of Isma'ili history are covered, including the pre-Fatimid period, the Fatimid 'golden age', the Tayyibi-Mustali period and the history of the Nizari Isma'ilis of Persia and Syria before the Mongol invasions. The final part traces the history of the modern Isma'ilis, particularly the socio-economic progress of the Nizari communities. The new edition is a thorough revision and incorporates new material, an expanded bibliography and new illustrations. It will be invaluable reading for students of Islamic and Middle Eastern history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521850841
(247mm x 174mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Farhad Daftary
History of Shi'i Islam, Hardback (December 2013)
Shi'i Muslims have played a crucial role, proportionally greater than their relative size, in furthering the civilizational achievements of Islam. Indeed, the Shi'i scholars and literati of various branches that have made seminal contributions to Islamic thought and culture.
Study of Shi'i Islam, Hardback (December 2013)
The Study of Shi'i Islam presents papers originally delivered at the first international colloquium dedicated exclusively to Shi'i studies, held in 2010 at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.
Modern History of the Ismailis, Hardback (December 2010)
The Ismailis have enjoyed a complex history dating back to the 8th century CE and originating in the Shi'i tradition of Islam. Ismailis in the Middle Ages split into two main groups: Aga Khans and Bohras. This title attempts to survey the modern history of both Ismaili groupings since the middle of the 19th century.
Ismailis, Hardback (July 2008)» View all books by Farhad Daftary
The Ismailis are a geographically, linguistically and ethnically diverse Shia Muslim community the second largest in the world. This book traces their history within the wider context of Islamic history and the world in general, over the better part of 1400 years.
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Author Biography - Farhad Daftary
Farhad Daftary is Associate Director and Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. An authority on Ismaili history, he has written and edited numerous books, including Mediaeval Isma'ili History and Thought (1996), Ismaili Literature: A Bibliography of Sources and Studies (2004) and Ismailis in Medieval Muslim Societies (2005).
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