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The Pre‐Islamic Heritage: Yaman and Nizâr

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter outlines the importance of the tribal dimension in the origins of Ibâḍism, demonstrating that its ideology found fertile ground amongst the Yamani tribes of Iraq following the defeat of ... More


<i>Taʾwīl</i> of an Apocalyptic Transcript I: <i>The Book of Unveiling</i>

Jamel A. Velji

in An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the apocalyptic symbolism of one of the first works of taʾwīl attributed to the Fatimids, the Kitāb al-kashf, or Book of Unveiling. After a brief introduction to the apocalyptic ... More


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