Usuli, Akhbari, Shaykhi, Babi: the tribulations of a Qazvin family

  title={Usuli, Akhbari, Shaykhi, Babi: the tribulations of a Qazvin family},
  author={Moojan Momen},
  journal={Iranian Studies},
  pages={317 - 337}
  • Moojan Momen
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Political Science
  • Iranian Studies
THE LAST HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AND THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH century saw Twelver Shici Islam, especially in Iran, undergoing a number of upheavals as a result of conflicts between different schools of thought. These upheavals were primarily ideological but they also led to conflict, fighting and even deaths. This period began in the political turmoil following the collapse of the Safavid Empire. The Akhbari school of Twelver Shicism had been in the ascendant during the latter… Expand
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