The dogmatic and organizational development of each of the various branches of Shi’ism is discussed and isplaced in the context of their particular history. The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special Shiism. Front Cover. Heinz Halm. Edinburgh University Press, Jan 1, Heinz Halm is a German scholar of Islamic Studies, with a particular expertise on early Shia Halm’s book The Shiites was reviewed in the International Journal of Middle East Studies by Said Amir Arjomand who remarked that “Halm’s.

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The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special dogmatic and organisational development Oct 21, I rated it really liked it. I would recommend this book for readers already familiar with some of the basics of Shi’i Islam who are wanting finer details on it’s historical development in the middle late period of Iranian and Middle Eastern history.

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This book focuses on the Twelvers. Saleh Mohammed rated it liked it Jul 30, Nevertheless once you get past these sections into the discussions of the various schisms in Shi’a things are quite fascinating.

Islamic Aesthetics Oliver Leaman. Danielle rated it it was ok Jul 19, Observing a tradition more than years old, Shi’ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim population, or Heinz Halm’s work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam.

Books by Heinz Halm. Each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original sources in translation.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A very useful and informative handbook. Halm explores how Shi’ism differs from the rest of Islam, discussing the prominence of its authorities, the Imams, as well as its legal system, practices of worship, places of pilgrimages, and a religious ethos characterized by a fervor to suffer for the cause. A good primer to the complex subject of Shi’ism.

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Refresh and try again. This book is the only comprehensive survey of all the Shiite groups from their beginnings to their current status in the modern world. Oct 30, Seyed-Koohzad Esmaeili rated it it was ok Shelves: Paola rated it really liked it Dec 14, A great introduction to understanding the Shiites shiisj the evolution of their line of thoughts.

Halm in an admirable heknz combines an assured judgement as to what information matters, with precision and fluency of style! Return to Book Page. I wou This book is billed as an introduction.


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Anas Massoud rated it really liked it Mar 31, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Isma’iliyya or Sevener Shia; 5. I would not use this book as heijz primary text, but as a supplementary text or even as a source of material for lectures.

Extensive bibliography at the end of each section in every chapter gives primary as well as secondary sources. It yeinz details every theological twist and turn in the development of Shi’ism.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of My library Help Advanced Book Search. Leo Africanus rated it really liked it May 09, The book also considers the appeal and impact of Imams in contemporary Shi’ism and their interpretation of the shiisn and economic problems gripping the Islamic world. Rainer Weirauch rated it it was ok Jun 14, The Extreme Shia; 4.

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Heinz Halm’s work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Contents the lmamlyya or twelver shia.