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The Fatimids and their traditions of learning

Author: Heinz Halm
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 1997.
Series: Ismaili heritage series, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Fatimid period was the golden age of Ismaili thought and literature, when Shi'ite Ismaili Imams ruled over the vast areas of the Muslim world and made important contributions to Islamic civilization. Heinz Halm investigates from a historical perspective the intellectual traditions that developed among the Ismailis from the rise of the Fatimid state in North Africa to the cultural brilliance of what he calls  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fāṭimides (dynastie); Fatimiden.; Fatimid Caliphate.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz Halm
ISBN: 1850439206 9781850439202 1860643132 9781860643132
OCLC Number: 37313384
Description: xv, 112 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Ismaili mission and the Fatimid caliphate --
2. The mission of the dāʻīs and the 'teaching sessions' --
3. The Fatamids in Egypt --
4. Ismaili teaching and learning: ẓāhir and bāṭin --
5. The organization of the daʻwa --
6. Al-Ḥākim's 'House of Knowledge' --
7. Scientific instructions under the Fatamids.
Series Title: Ismaili heritage series, 2.
Responsibility: Heinz Halm.
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The Fatimid period was the golden age of Ismaili thought and literature. This book investigates the Fatimids' varied contribution to Islamic civilization and their patronage of learning.  Read more...

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