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Working the Propaganda Spindle

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

As it transpires from the sources, early Isma'ilism consisted of a number of splinter groups entangled in debates and rivalries over religious-political leadership and messianic expectations. In ... More


Antecedents and Precursors: The Historical Contexts of Ismaʿili Globalization

Jonah Steinberg

in Ismaʿili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834077
eISBN:
9781469603728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg.6
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the role of leadership, succession, and schism in the history of Islam. It is only through an understanding of these processes that the story of Isma'ilism can be fully ... More


Conclusion Decoding Globality: Modern Ismaʿilism and the Institutional Encounter

Jonah Steinberg

in Ismaʿili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834077
eISBN:
9781469603728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg.11
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book concludes with a discussion of the critical role of empire in the formation of a unitary and, eventually, global Isma'ili community. At the dawn of empire, what has now turned into the ... More


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