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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Abbas Edalat rated it really liked it Feb 26, The Best Books of A great introduction to understanding the Shiites and the evolution of their line of thoughts.

It takes a diachronic approach to the development of Shi’ism. This book focuses on the Twelvers. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Shiism Heinz Halm Snippet view – Unfortunately it does tend to get a bit dry in many places: Leo Africanus rated it really liked it May 09, Return to Book Page.

Observing a tradition more than years old, Shi’ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim population, or million people.

Shiism Volume 18 of Islamic surveys. Overall I found the book to be well worth the read, though I wished he wrote more on the historical development of Twelver Shiism outs Provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Shiism in its myriad forms.


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Shi’ism by Heinz Halm

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new xhiism book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wou This book is billed as an introduction. Shi’ism by Heinz Halm Translation. 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.

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.

Extensive bibliography at the end of each section in every chapter gives primary as shiim as secondary sources. Saleh Mohammed rated it liked it Jul 30, Rainer Zhiism rated it it was ok Jun 14, The section on Ismaili Shiism is roughly 40 pages, and then there are about 5 pages each dedicated to Zaydi and Ghulat heterodox strands.

Preview — Shi’ism by Heinz Halm. Paola rated it really liked it Dec 14, It then details every theological twist and turn in the development of Shi’ism.

beinz Want to Read saving…. Review quote Reviews of the first edition: Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran.


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Hashim rated it it was amazing Jun 09, helnz No trivia or quizzes yet. The Extreme Shia; 4. 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.

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sjiism A good primer to the complex subject of Shi’ism. Looking for beautiful books? This book is a brief general history of all the Shiite groups from their common origin to the present day. Open Preview See a Problem?

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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.

Refresh and try again. Paperbackpages. It is appropriate for an upper division or graduate class, because it is essentially a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Geoffery rated it it was amazing Apr 07, A very useful and informative handbook.