Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $24.58Trending at AU $39.15
- AU $78.00Trending at AU $87.66
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $73.54
- AU $71.88Trending at AU $73.32
- AU $82.89Trending at AU $85.16
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $79.17
- AU $34.71Trending at AU $42.51
About this product
- DescriptionAs many as 40 different Shii groups existed in the ninth and tenth centuries yet only 3 forms have survived. Why is Twelver Shiism one of them? As the established faith in modern Iran, the majority faith in Iraq and areas in the Gulf and with its adherents forming sizeable mirities elsewhere in the region, it is arguably the most successful branch of Shi'ism. This book charts its history and the development of the key distinctive doctrines and practices which ensured its survival in the face of repeated challenges. It argues that the key to the faith's endurance has been its ability to institutionalise responses to the changing, often localised circumstances in which the community has found itself, thereby remaining remarkably resilient in the face of both internal disagreements and external opposition.
- Author BiographyAndrew J. Newman is Reader in Islamic Studies and Persian at the University of Edinburgh.
- Author(s)Andrew J. Newman
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication19/11/2013
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleThe New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Weight612 g
- Width157 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Series Edited byCarole Hillenbrand
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.