Mahdis and Millenarians: Shiite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq

Mahdis and Millenarians: Shiite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq

by William F. Tucker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521178371

ISBN-13: 9780521178372

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mahdis and Millenarians is a study of early extremist Shiites in Iraq and Iran. These sectarians originated certain doctrines and religious practices that influenced a number of later Shiite religious and political movements. Their millenarian expectations and willingness to use force against perceived enemies gave them a sense of solidarity and coherence that could

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Mahdis and Millenarians is a study of early extremist Shiites in Iraq and Iran. These sectarians originated certain doctrines and religious practices that influenced a number of later Shiite religious and political movements. Their millenarian expectations and willingness to use force against perceived enemies gave them a sense of solidarity and coherence that could be effectively mobilized in revolutionary or conflict situations. They should be viewed primarily within the context of world millenarian sectarian movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521178372
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Earlier movements. 'Abd Allah ibn Saba' and his followers. Al-Mukhtar and the Kaisaniyya;
2. Bayan ibn Sam'an and the Bayaniyya;
3. Al-Mughira ibn Sa'id and the Mughiriyya;
4. Abu Mansur Al-'ijli and the Mansuriyya;
5. 'Abd Allah ibn Mu'Awiya and the Janahiyya;
6. Influence and significance of the four sects; Conclusion.

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