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A short history of the Ismailis : traditions of a Muslim community

Author: Farhad Daftary
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
Series: Islamic surveys.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprint, with correctionsView all editions and formats
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Dealing only with the most important historical developments, this is a comprehensive and accessible survey for all newcomers to the subject.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farhad Daftary
ISBN: 0748609040 9780748609048 0748606874 9780748606870
OCLC Number: 886692144
Notes: Originally published in 1998.
1. Ismaili history and historiography: phases, sources and studies. 2. Origins and early history: Shīʻīs, Ismailis and Qarmaṭīs. 3. The Fatimid age: dawla and daʻwa. 4. The Alamūt period in Nizārī Ismaili history. 5. Later developments: continuity and modernisation.
Description: viii, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Islamic surveys.
Responsibility: Farhad Daftary.

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