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The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity

Except for a handful of recent sources, there has been a lack of ample introductory level texts suitable for teaching Shi'ism to undergraduate students. Andrew Newman’s Twelver Shiism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722 (Edinburgh U.P., 2013), Farhad Daftary’s A History of Shi6i Islam (I.B.Tauris, 2013) and Najam Haider’s Shi6i Islam: An Introduction (Cambridge U.P., 2014) have begun to fill in this gap. Daftary, and Amyn Sajoo and Shainool Jiwa,have added to this brief list the essays collected in The Shi6' World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity.

The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2017
Date Published  2017
Authors  Daftary, Farhad; Sajoo, Amyn B; Jiwa, Shainool
Original Publication  Journal of Islamic Studies (2017) pp. 1 of 5
ISBN/ISSN Number  978–1784534776
Key Words  Twelver Shiism; Shi’i Islam; art; literature; gender; cinema; and music within contemporary global Shi’ism

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