Mahdis and Millenarians by William F. Tucker
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Mahdis and Millenarians
By William F. Tucker

Mahdis and Millenarians

Shiite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq

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Mahdis and Millenarians by William F. Tucker

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Mahdis and Millenarians is a discussion of Shiite groups in eighth- and ninth-century Iraq and Iran, whose ideas reflected a mixture of indigenous non-Muslim religious teachings and practices in Iraq in the early centuries of Islamic rule. It demonstrates the period's fluidity of religious boundaries. Particular attention is given to the millenarian expectations and the revolutionary political activities of these sects. Specifically, it seeks to define the term 'millenarian', to explain how these groups reflect that definition, and to show how they need to be seen in a much larger context than Shiite or even Muslim history. The author concentrates, therefore, on the historical-sociological role of these movements. The thesis of the study is that they were the first revolutionary chiliastic groups in Islamic history and, combined with the later influence of some of their doctrines, contributed to the teachings of a number of subsequent Shiite or quasi-Shiite sectarian groups.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521883849
ISBN-10: 0521883849
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Mahdis and Millenarians is a study of early extremist Shiites in Iraq and Iran.

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Author Biography - William F. Tucker

William F. Tucker is Professor of History at the University of Arkansas and holds an A.B. degree in European History from the University of North Carolina, an M.A. in Balkan Middle East History and a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History, both from Indiana University. He has authored multiple articles and book chapters on Shiism, Kurds, Mamluk history, and the history of natural disasters in the Middle East between 600 and 1800.

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