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ISBN-10: 0231135874

ISBN-13: 9780231135870

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Heinz Halm, Marian Hill, Janet Watson

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Heinz Halm's work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. Newly revised, Shi'ism includes updated information on the fate of the Shi'ite revolution in Iran as well as a new chapter on Iraq. Observing a tradition more than 1000 years old, Shi'ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim population, or 100 million people. 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. Additionally, Halm provides a lucid survey…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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