A Short History of the Ismailis
Traditions of a Muslim Community
By (author) Farhad Daftary
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Short History of the Ismailis by Farhad Daftary
Book DescriptionDespite being one of the key Shi'i Muslim communities, the Ismailis were until recently studied primarily on the basis of the accounts of their enemies. This new introduction is the first to be based on modern scholarship, taking account of recently recovered Ismaili texts. It covers all the main developments in the major phases of Ismaili history, from the early formative period, through the Fatamid golden age and the Alamut and post-Alamut periods, to more recent history. Dealing only with the most important historical developments, this is a comprehensive and accessible survey for all newcomers to the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748606870
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1998
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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