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Ismaili History and Historiography: Phases, Sources and Studies

Farhad Daftary

in A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After describing the main phases in Ismaili history, this chapter investigates Ismaili historiography covering the major categories of sources. Different genres of texts produced by the Ismaili ... More


The Alamūt Period in Nizārī Ismaili History

Farhad Daftary

in A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter covers the history of the early Nizārī Ismailis who separated from the Musta'lian Ismailis on the death of the Fatimid caliph-imam al-Mustanṣir in 487/1094. It focuses on the career of ... More


Assassins

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394814
eISBN:
9780199394999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at Assassins (1990). This piece is a revue about the motives of American president killers, and is depicted as one of Sondheim's most overtly tuneful works. It was a physically ... More


Hodgson, Islam, and World History in the Modern Age

Christopher A. Bayly

in Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584645
eISBN:
9780226584812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584812.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

C. A. Bayly’s contribution to this volume focuses on Hodgson’s relationship to European thought, and his work as a world historian. Bayly begins with an extended comparison between Hodgson and some ... More


Take Me to the World

Robert L. McLaughlin

in Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808554
eISBN:
9781496808592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808554.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines Sondheim’s plays from Sunday in the Park with George to Road Show. While still engaging in the postmodern interrogation of knowledge and the limits of representation, these ... More


Positions and Polemics

Robert Brustein

in Millennial Stages: Essays and Reviews 2001-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115772
eISBN:
9780300135367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115772.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how the events during 9/11 have forever destroyed the innocence of Americans, as well as their craving for art and entertainment. For three or four days after September 11th, ... More


Hashishdom

Christopher Partridge

in High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the 1840s cannabis was beginning to be used in Western societies, particularly in France and America; as the century progressed, it enjoyed some popularity among physicians and psychiatrists. By ... More


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