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A short history of the Ismailis : traditions of a Muslim community
Despite 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
The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines
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.
The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma'ilis
The Isma'ilis in history and in medieval Muslim writings medieval Muslim perceptions of Islam and the Isma'ilis origins and early formation of the legends.
A modern history of the Ismailis : continuity and change in a Muslim community
The Ismailis have enjoyed a long, eventful and complex history dating back to the 8th century CE and originating in the Shi'i tradition of Islam. During the medieval period, Ismailis of different
Historical Dictionary of the Ismailis
This comprehensive new reference work is the first of its kind on the Ismailis and presents a summary of the findings of modern scholarship on the Ismaili Shia Muslims and different facets of their
The study of Shiʿi Islam : history, theology and law
Contents Foreword by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi Preface Contributors Abbreviations PART I: HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY Introduction Wilferd Madelung 1. Reflections on the Expression d?n ?Al?: The
Ismaili Literature: A Bibliography of Sources and Studies
Ismaili Studies represents one of the most recent fields of Islamic Studies. Much new research has taken place in this field as a result of the recovery of a large number of Ismaili texts. Ismaili
A Major Schism in the Early Isma'ili Movement
The Isma'ili movement was rent by a major schism in the year 286/899, shortly after 'Ubayd Allah ('Abd Allah) al-Mahdi, the future Fatimid caliph, had succeeded to the central leadership of the
W. Ivanow: a biographical notice
The death on June 19, 1970, of W. Ivanow, at the age of eighty-four takes from our midst an outstanding Orientalist and the greatest modern contributor to Ismadili studies. It is not possible in the
Culture and memory in medieval Islam : essays in honour of Wilferd Madelung
List of Tables and Figures x Preface xi List of Abbreviations xiii List of Contributors xiv 1. Introduction Josef W.Meri 1 2. Bibliography of the Works of Wilferd Madelung Farhad Daftary 5 Part 1 The