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Introduction: Shelley's ‘Gnostic’ Assassins and the Reinterpretation of Christianity

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

As Shelley had observed, no religion or nation can surpass each other without borrowing certain ideas from the other. This notion thus serves as the underlying principle of Shelley's own ... More


Political and Social Roots of Islamic Sects

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces several ideological groups and sects within Islam such as the Khawarij, Shi’ites, Qadaris, Mu’tazilites, Zaydis and Druz and discusses the reasons for their emergence and ... More


The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Teresa Bernheimer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is an study of the ʻAlids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Saljuq period of 1100. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view ... More


The Ḥusaynābādī Scholiasts

Tom McInally

in George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The excellence of the teaching that Strachan received while with Feyyād was due to the presence of distinguished exiled Iranian Sunni scholars to whom the emir had given refuge. This chapter outlines ... More


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