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Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Three concepts in particular played a major role in the Ismaili survival of the Mongol depredations: taqiyya (precautionary dissimulation); the Ismaili da'wa, which literally means “summons”; and the ... More


The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Shafique N. Virani

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“None of that people should be spared, not even the babe in its cradle”. With these chilling words, the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan declared his intention to destroy the Ismailis, one of the most ... More


 The Eagle Returns

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

As their wave of devastation swept through the Near East, Mongol hordes led by Hulagu Khan sought the complete extermination of the Ismailis and the destruction of their state centered at Alamut. ... More


Introduction

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Shi'i Muslims believe that by divine decree, at a place called Ghadir Khumm, the Prophet Muhammad declared his cousin and son-in-law 'Ali as his successor, and the first in a lineage of Imams to whom ... More


The Global Expansion of the UNHCR Under Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the 1970s under Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, the fourth High Commissioner, UNHCR embarked on new assistance programmes in a number of refugee and refugee‐like situations around the world. The ... More


Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

Michael Quinlan

in Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first recapitulates the history of Indian and Pakistani approaches to nuclear-weapon capability, leading up to the 1998 explosive tests. It considers the significance of the 1999 Kargil ... More


Coleridge and the Oriental Tale

Tim Fulford

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that, contra the verdict of Edward Said in Orientalism, English writers—the Romantics at least—did not treat the Arabian Nights as mere children's stories or sources of exotic ... More


The Epic Hero: Seventeenth-Century Sources for the Heroic Legends of Shivaji

James W. Laine

in Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195141269
eISBN:
9780199849543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Before Shivaji's mother passed away, she envisioned that Shivaji would someday attain the status of chatrapati. Shivaji' birth and early childhood could therefore be characterized as worshipful and ... More


The Start of the Journey

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the author's original circumstances and the reason for his travel to Europe. He recalls how he embarked in a French ship in the Hejira year 1180 from the town of Higelee and ... More


The Origins and Conduct of the Russo-Persian War, 1826–1828

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815-1833

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263273
eISBN:
9780191734700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the origins and conduct of the 1826–8 Russo-Persian War. While the actions of certain individuals were responsible for the outbreak of war, more profound causes were also at ... More


The Reluctant Tourist: Mirza Abul Hasan Khan and His “Book of Wonder”

Naghmeh Sohrabi

in Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In 1809, Mirza Abul Hasan Khan Ilchi Shirazi set off for England to negotiate a treaty on behalf of the king, Fath ‘Ali Shah (r. 1797–1834). This chapter examines his account of this journey, ... More


Long Day’s Journey into Night: Mirza Fattah Khan Garmrudi’s Accounts of Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

in Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In 1837, Iran occupied Herat in an attempt to reclaim it for the Qajar Empire. As a result the British occupied southern Iran, leading to a diplomatic imbroglio between the two empires. This chapter ... More


Uniting nations of science

Gordon Fraser

in Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208463
eISBN:
9780191708954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the political changes in Pakistan and Salam's participation. With his ties to Pakistan loosened, Salam turned his ambitions and political talents elsewhere. The United Nations ... More


. Martyr on a Black Horse

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the lure of martyrdom, the centerpiece of intifada cosmology, when someone who has decided to take that path as his own sees himself as something of a movie star, or even a sex ... More


Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Mushirul Hasan (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book brings together three fascinating accounts of India's interaction with the West. The authors — Mirza Itesamuddin, Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, and Lutfullah Khan — present a unique perspective of ... More


Paths of Glory

Jonathan Harris

in The Lost World of Byzantium

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300178579
eISBN:
9780300216097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178579.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the ruling families of Byzantium. These include the Macedonian dynasty, which gained acceptance as the legitimate ruling house by the early tenth century. So secure was it ... More


Later Developments: Continuity and Modernisation

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/9780748609048.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter investigates the main developments in both Nizārī and Musta‘lian branches of Ismailism from the middle of the 7th/13th century until the present time. On the Nizārīs, the chapter focuses ... More


Pope Nicolas’ Advice to the Bulgar Khan. Rome’s Saturday Fast

Henry Chadwick

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Pope Nicolas' Consulta Bulgarorum, his answers to Bulghar Khan's questions to Rome. This provides information about problems of Christianization for a warlike race deeply ... More


Interaction and Influence: The Early Days at Alfoxden

Lucy Newlyn

in Coleridge, Wordsworth and the Language of Allusion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242597
eISBN:
9780191697142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In June 1797, Coleridge arranged for the Wordsworths to live at Alfoxden house, two miles walk from Nether Stowey. The new elements in Wordsworth's writing (a concern with mental process, and the ... More


The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Peter Jackson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an epic historical consideration of the Mongol conquest of Western Asia and the spread of Islam during the years of non-Muslim rule. The Mongol conquest of the Islamic world began in the ... More


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