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The Ismāʻı̄lı̄s : their history and doctrines

"The Isma'ilis represent the second largest Shi'i Muslim community after the Twelvers, and are today scattered throughout more than twenty-five countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. The second edition of this authoritative book, the product of more than twenty years' research, traces the history and doctrinal development of the Isma'ilis from their origins in the formative period of Islam to the present day, a period of more than twelve centuries. It is the first comprehensive synthesis of the results of modern scholarship in Ismaili studies and draws on numerous primary sources on the subject, including the Ismaili manuscripts which have only recently become available."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, 1990
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England], 1990