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Civil War and Aftermath

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/9780199588268.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyses the causes of the civil war sparked off by the deposing of Imam al–Salt in 272/886 and which ended up with the collapse of the First Imamate in a Caliphate invasion. It was not ... More


The Pre‐Islamic Heritage: Mazûn and the Arabization of Arabia

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/9780199588268.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter continues with the pre-Islamic period and explains the tribal background with which the Imamate had to come to terms on Oman, its role in the Yaman–Nizâr civil war, and the alienation of ... More


The Propagation of Ibâḍism from Basra

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/9780199588268.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter starts with a failed attempt to set up an Ibâḍi state in Oman at the very start of the 'Abbasid period, and the resulting feud with the Julandâ. It continues with a study of how Ibâḍism ... More


The Establishment of the Imamate in Oman

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/9780199588268.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains how the tribal rivalry of the Julandâ feud was exploited by the Ibâḍi missionaries to win victory at the battle of Majâza (177/793) and establish the Imamate. It analyses the ... More


Law and Order

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/9780199588268.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the establishment of the new Imamate state order, and in particular the role of Abû 'Abdullah, son of the last Basran leader, Abu Sufyân. The confrontation with the ... More


Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Amal Sachedina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758614
eISBN:
9781501758621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758614.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how and why heritage has emerged as a prevalent force in building the modern nation-state of Oman. The book analyses the relations with the past that undergird the shift in Oman ... More


Reform and Revolt through the Pen and the Sword

Amal Sachedina

in Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758614
eISBN:
9781501758621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758614.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the Ibadi Imamate's establishment in 1913 was considered to be a culmination of three processes: (1) the British regulation and blockade of trade in enslaved people and ... More


Nizwa Fort and the Dalla During the Imamate

Amal Sachedina

in Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758614
eISBN:
9781501758621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758614.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on two forms of material heritage once integral to the governance of the twentieth-century Ibadi Imamate: Nizwa Fort and the dalla. These modes of governance were presided over ... More


Nizwa, City of Memories

Amal Sachedina

in Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758614
eISBN:
9781501758621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758614.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how, in Nizwa, socioeconomic instabilities and their effects are powerfully shaped by the felt gap between national historical narratives and the utopian aspirations and civic ... More


Imperial Sovereignty in Omani History

Abdel Razzaq Takriti

in Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674435
eISBN:
9780191752353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674435.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

This chapter discusses the concept of sovereignty and its role in Omani history, offering relevant historical background and context. Providing an overview of the history of Omani political ... More


Introduction

John M. Willis

in Unmaking North and South: Cartographies of the Yemeni Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327003
eISBN:
9780199388073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327003.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to question the inevitability and naturalness of a unified Yemen by engaging in a type of history of spaces/powers. It does so by ... More


The Death of Mūsā al-Kāzim (d. 183/799): Knowledge and Suicide in Early Twelver ShĪʿĪsm

Najam Haider

in Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Twelver Shī‘ī scholarly treatments of martyrdom, with a particular focus on historical and theological discussions surrounding the figure of the Imām. Shī‘ī scholars attempted ... More


The Revolution Will Not Be Telegraphed: Shari‘a Law as Mediascape

Peter McMurray

in Hearing the Crimean War: Wartime Sound and the Unmaking of Sense

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916749
eISBN:
9780190916787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916749.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

McMurray’s chapter argues that law is a profoundly sonic medium, acting in, through, against, and modeled on sound—and more particularly, voice. Legal and cultural reforms in Islamicate societies in ... More


Moderation and Religiosity

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

in The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190226831
eISBN:
9780190226855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter begins with a note on the rise of religion and religiosity in recent decades, and then reviews a number of Islamic principles that seek to integrate moderation in its theology and legal ... More


The Sultanate of Oman: Between Tribalism and National Unity

Uzi Rabi

in Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264925
eISBN:
9780190638573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264925.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The present chapter aims to provide insights into Oman’s political culture, with particular attention to the status of tribes and tribalism in the modern state and the influence of tribal values on ... More


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