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Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines

Farhad Daftary

Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines

Farhad Daftary

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This authoritative book traces the history and doctrinal development of the Isma'ili movement from its origins to the present day, a period of twelve centuries. It is the first comprehensive synthesis of the scattered results of modern scholarship on the subject and it draws on numerous primary and secondary texts, and particularly a number of private Isma'ili manuscripts which have recently become available. All the major phases of Isma'ili history are covered. From the pre-Fatimid period, Dr Daftary conducts a detailed investigation through the Fatimid 'golden age' and the troubled Musta'li-Tayyibi period up to the spiritual and physical strengths of Nizari Isma'ilism in Syria and Iran before the onslaught of the Mongols. The last part of the book discusses the modern developments of the Isma'ili community, explaining the revival of Nizari Isma'ilism, particularly in Iran and on the Indian subcontinent. For all students of Islamic and Middle Eastern history this volume will serve as the most definitive account yet of the history of the Isma'ilis and their movement.

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This authoritative book traces the history and doctrinal development of the Isma'ili movement from its origins to the present day, a period of twelve centuries. It is the first comprehensive synthesis of the scattered results of modern scholarship on the subject and it draws on numerous primary and secondary texts, and particularly a number of private Isma'ili manuscripts which have recently become available. All the major phases of Isma'ili history are covered. From the pre-Fatimid period, Dr Daftary conducts a detailed investigation through the Fatimid 'golden age' and the troubled Musta'li-Tayyibi period up to the spiritual and physical strengths of Nizari Isma'ilism in Syria and Iran before the onslaught of the Mongols. The last part of the book discusses the modern developments of the Isma'ili community, explaining the revival of Nizari Isma'ilism, particularly in Iran and on the Indian subcontinent. For all students of Islamic and Middle Eastern history this volume will serve as the most definitive account yet of the history of the Isma'ilis and their movement.
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822 Pgs.
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Table Of Contents

  • List Of Illustrations
  • Foreword Wilferd Madelung
  • Preface
  • Note On The Text
  • 1. Introduction: Western Progress In Isma'ili Studies
  • 2. Origins And Early Development Of Shi'ism
  • 3. Early Isma'ilism
  • 4. Fatimid Isma'ilism
  • 5. Musta'lian Isma'ilism
  • 6. Nizari Isma'ilism Of The Alamut Period
  • 7. Post-alamut Nizari Isma'ilism
  • Genealogical Tables And Lists
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 103097
  • Product Code 0521429749
  • EAN 9780521429740
  • Pages 821
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Islam & Muslim
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Apr 1992
  • Dimensions 227 x 150 x 41 mm
  • Weight 1.100kg

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