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dc.contributor.authorDagiev, Dagikhudo
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T14:55:12Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T14:55:12Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20221014_9780755644971_197
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58866
dc.description.abstractThe Shi’i Ismaili Muslims of Central Asia have a complex political history. This open access book is the first English-language study of the Ismaili Muslims in this region, based on analysis of the Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet scholarship about them. It sheds new light on their history and heritage, and also shows how the Ismailis of Central Asia have been understood and presented in the academic literature. Divided into three parts, the first covers the spread of the Ismaili da’wa (mission) throughout Central Asia - known as Khurasan - from the 3rd/9th century until modern times. This part examines the prominent poet da’i Nasir-i Khusraw, who played an instrumental role in the expansion and development of Ismailism in Badakhshan in the eleventh century and reveals the impact of his religio-philosophical legacy in the life of the contemporary community. The second part examines the initial interest in Ismaili Studies engendered by Russian imperial rule. It also shows how approaches to the study of Ismailism were affected by 70 years of Communist atheist rule and the demise of the Communist political and ideological system. The third part presents an annotated bibliography of books, articles, and published and unpublished materials, including documents and oral materials on the history, thought and practices of the Ismailis of Central Asia, most of which has not been hitherto easily accessible to Western scholarship. The comprehensive survey and rich bibliography aims to illuminate the history and historiography of the Ismailis in Central Asia and facilitate further study on the subject by experts around the world.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIsmaili Heritage
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history::HBJF1 Middle Eastern history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSR Religious groups: social & cultural aspects::JFSR2 Islamic studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBA History: theory & methods::HBAH Historiography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPF Political ideologies::JPFC Marxism & Communism
dc.subject.otherMiddle Eastern history
dc.subject.otherIslam
dc.subject.otherHistoriography
dc.subject.otherMarxism and Communism
dc.subject.otherSocial groups: religious groups and communities
dc.titleCentral Asian Ismailis
dc.title.alternativeAn Annotated Bibliography of Russian, Tajik and Other Sources
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9780755644995
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isbn9780755644971
oapen.relation.isbn9780755644988
oapen.imprintI.B. Tauris
oapen.pages304
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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