1300 36 33 32

The Ismailis, among whom are the followers of the Aga Khan, rose to prominence during the fourth Islamic/tenth Christian century. They developed a remarkably successful intellectual programme to sustain and support their political activities, promoting demands of Islamic doctrine together with the then newly imported sciences from abroad. The high watermark of this intellectual movement is best illustrated in the writings of the Ismaili theoretician Abu Ya'qub al-Sijistani. Using both published and manuscript writings of al-Sijistani that have hitherto been largely hidden, forgotten or ignored, Dr Paul Walker reveals the scholar's major contribution to the development of philosophical Shiism. He analyses his role in the Ismaili mission (da'wa) of that time and critically assesses the major themes in his combination of philosophy and religious doctrine.

Buy Early Philosophical Shiism book by Paul E. Walker from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521441292
ISBN-10: 0521441293
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Early Philosophical Shiism book by Paul E. Walker and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Paul E. Walker

Code of Conduct by Paul E. Walker

A Code of Conduct

Hardback, December 2011
Caliph of Cairo by Paul E. Walker

Caliph of Cairo

Paperback, February 2010
Early Philosophical Shiism by Paul E. Walker

Early Philosophical Shiism

Paperback, April 2008
Advent of the Fatimids by Paul E. Walker

The Advent of the Fatimids

Paperback, July 2001