A History of Shi'i Islam

Editor/Author Daftary, Farhad
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: I.B. Tauris

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ISBN: 978-1-78-076841-0
Category: Religion & Theology - Islam
Image Count: 3
Book Status: Available
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This reference draws on the scattered findings of modern scholarship in the field, attempting to explain the formative era of Shi'i Islam, when a multitude of Muslim groups and schools of thought were elaborating their doctrinal positions.

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Table of Contents

  • The Institute of Ismaili Studies Shiʿi Heritage Series, 1 Editorial Staff
  • About the Author
  • The Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Shiʿi Heritage Series
  • Genealogical Tables and Lists
  • Preface
  • Note on Transliteration and Dates
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction: Progress in the Study of Shiʿi Islam
  • Diversity in early Islam
  • Medieval Sunni perceptions
  • Medieval European perceptions
  • Orientalist perspectives
  • Modern scholarship on Shiʿi Islam
  • 2. The Origins and Early History of Shiʿi Islam
  • Origins of Shiʿism
  • The early Shiʿa
  • The Kaysaniyya
  • The ghulat
  • The early Imamiyya
  • The Imami Shiʿi doctrine of the imamate
  • 3. The Ithnaʿasharis or Twelvers
  • The later Twelver imams and the hidden Mahdi
  • From the occultation of the twelfth imam to the Mongol invasions
  • From Nasir al-Din al-Tusi to the advent of the Safawids
  • From the Safawids to early modern times
  • From around 1215/1800 to the present
  • 4. The Ismailis
  • The early Ismailis
  • The Fatimid phase in Ismaili history
  • The Tayyibi Ismailis: The Yamani and Indian phases
  • The Nizari Ismailis: The Alamut phase
  • Later developments in Nizari Ismaili history
  • The Anjudan revival
  • The modern period
  • 5. The Zaydis
  • The early Zaydis
  • The Zaydis of the Caspian region in Persia
  • The Zaydis of Yaman
  • 6. The Nusayris or ʿAlawis
  • Nusayri studies
  • History of the Nusayris
  • The Nusayri-ʿAlawi doctrines
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography