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In: Reason, Esotericism, and Authority in Shiʿi Islam
Select Papers on Their Governing Institutions, Social and Cultural Organization, Religious Appeal, and Rivalries
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The chapters of this volume contain a series of detailed studies of various aspects of Fatimid rule in the regions of its Mediterranean and Near Eastern empire, 909 to 1171 AD, including separately the role of the imam-caliph, wazīr, chief qāḍī and dāʿī, and other political and public offices of this Shīʿī caliphate. Geographically it covers North Africa, Sicily, the Levant, Hijaz, Cairo and Egypt in the medieval period, with special attention to books, science and libraries, court society, festivals, intellectual traditions and Ismaili doctrines, its religious appeal, military, enemies and rivals, among them the Abbasids, Umayyads, and Ibadis.
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founded in 1977 by H. H. Prince Karim Aga Khan, a gathering point for the Ismaili community’s interest in its own history and in its relationship with the larger world of Islamic scholarship and contemporary thought.

in Encyclopaedia Iranica Online
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a self-professed brotherhood of piously ascetic scholars.

in Encyclopaedia Iranica Online
in Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online
in Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online