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The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'ism

Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad

By Andrew J. Newman

Routledge – 2000 – 222 pages

Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

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Description

Shows how the frictions and disparities between the different pockets of believers scattered throughout the Eastern Islamic world in the late ninth and tenth centuries, the relations between each of these and the Abbasid political institution favoured the narration of different bodies of the Imams' traditions

Reviews

'This book is an excellent initial step in Shi`i hadith studies.' - Journal of Semitic Studies

'The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'ism teaches us a great deal both about hadith collections in general, and about Shi'i hadith and the development of Imami Shi'ism, in particular.' - Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies

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  1. Asian Studies

Name: The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'ism: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Andrew J. Newman. Shows how the frictions and disparities between the different pockets of believers scattered throughout the Eastern Islamic world in the late ninth and tenth centuries, the relations between each of these and the Abbasid political institution favoured...
Categories: Asian Studies