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Historical dictionary of the Ismailis

Author: Farhad Daftary
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2012.
Series: Historical dictionaries of people and cultures.
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The Ismaili Muslims, who belong to the Shia branch of Islam, live in over 25 different countries around the world, mainly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their history has typically been linked to the history of the various countries in which they live, but the worldwide community is united under Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader and 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims. Few fields of Islamic studies have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliographie
Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Wörterbuch
Dictionaries
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farhad Daftary
ISBN: 9780810861640 081086164X
OCLC Number: 747331877
Description: lix, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reader's Note --
Acronyms and Abbreviations --
List of Illustrations and Maps --
Maps --
Chronology --
Introduction --
THE DICTIONARY --
Genealogical Tables and Lists --
Glossary.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of people and cultures.
Responsibility: Farhad Daftary.

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The Ismaili Muslims, who belong to the Shia branch of Islam, live in over 25 different countries around the world, mainly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their history has typically been linked to the history of the various countries in which they live, but the worldwide community is united under Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader and 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims. Few fields of Islamic studies have witnessed as drastic a change as Ismaili studies, due in part to the recent discovery of numerous historical texts, and author Farhad Daftary makes extensive use of these new sources in the 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 heritage. The dictionary covers all phases of Ismaili history as well as the main doctrines of the community. It includes an introductory chapter, which provides a broad historical survey of the Ismailis, followed by alphabetical entries on all major aspects of the community, such as key figures, institutions, traditions, and doctrines. It also contains a chronology, genealogical tables, a glossary, and a substantial bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Ismailis.

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The Ismailis, who make up the second-biggest branch of Shi'a Islam, live primarily in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The most famous Ismaili today is the Aga Khan, who is considered the current Read more...

 
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