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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This book is a brief general history of all the Shiite groups from their common origin to the present day. Jan 08, John rated it shiim liked it. An excellent summary of the history of Shi’i Islam. Want to Read saving…. The Beginnings of the Shia; 2.

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Oct 21, I rated it really liked it. The section on Ismaili Shiism is roughly 40 pages, and then there are about 5 pages each dedicated to Zaydi and Ghulat heterodox strands. A hienz introduction to understanding the Shiites and the evolution of their line of thoughts.

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Refresh and try again. Students will be confronted with a blizzard of names and works, particularly in the sections on the 11th and 12th centuries in Twelver Shi’ism. Ali Shakeri rated it did not like it Jan 08, Paola rated it really liked it Dec 14, SMR rated it it was amazing Dec 15, From inside the book.


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Apr 24, Alavvii rated it it was amazing. Provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Shiism in its myriad forms.

Danielle rated it it was ok Jul 19, I would not use this book as a primary text, but as a supplementary text or even as a source of material for lectures. Halm explores how Shi’ism differs from the rest helnz 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.