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Shi'ism (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

Shi'ism (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)
Author: Heinz Halm
ISBN 13: 9780231135870
ISBN 10: 231135874
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2004-09-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $28.00

Heinz Halm's work presents a thorough 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. 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.