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Fatimid history and Ismaili doctrine

Author: Paul Ernest Walker
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Variorum, ©2008.
Series: Collected studies, CS900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores problems in Fatimid history and historiography, many specifically focused on the content of doctrinal writings produced by the Ismaili supporters and agents of this caliphate who worked on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: Fatimiden; Fatimiden.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ernest Walker
ISBN: 9780754659525 0754659526
OCLC Number: 162126951
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : map, genealogical table ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fatimid institutions of learning --
Succession to rule in the Shiite caliphate --
The Ismaili daʻwa in the reign of the Fatimid caliph al-Ḥākim --
Another family of Fatimid chief Qāḍīs : the al-Fāriqīs --
A Byzantine victory over the Fatimids at Alexandretta (971) --
The "crusade" of John Tzimisces in the light of new Arabic evidence --
Al-Maqrīzī and the Fatimids --
Purloined symbols of the past : the theft of souvenirs and sacred relics in the rivalry between the Abbasids and Fatimids --
"In praise of al-Ḥākim" : Greek elements in Ismaili writings on the Imamate --
Abū Tammām and his Kitāb al-Shajara : a new Ismaili treatise from tenth-century Khurasan --
An Ismaʻili version of the heresiography of the seventy-two erring sects --
Eternal cosmos and the womb of history : time in early Ismaili thought --
The doctrine of metempsychosis in Islam.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS900.
Responsibility: Paul E. Walker.
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