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The dogmatic and organizational development of each of the various branches of Shi’ism is discussed and isplaced in the context of their particular history. The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special Shiism. Front Cover. Heinz Halm. Edinburgh University Press, Jan 1, Heinz Halm is a German scholar of Islamic Studies, with a particular expertise on early Shia Halm’s book The Shiites was reviewed in the International Journal of Middle East Studies by Said Amir Arjomand who remarked that “Halm’s.

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Farieha rated it liked it Jan 04, Other books in this series. Description A new edition of Heinz Halm’s comprehensive survey of all the Shi’ite groups.

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Shi’ism by Heinz Halm

Account Options Sign in. Shiism book focuses on the Twelvers. The book also considers the appeal and impact of Imams in contemporary Shi’ism and their interpretation of the social and economic problems gripping the Islamic world. Table of contents 1. A very useful and informative handbook.

Dec 26, Amira rated it it was ok. Abbas Edalat rated it really liked it Feb 26, Saleh Mohammed rated it liked it Jul 30, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nevertheless once you get past these sections into the discussions of the various schisms in Shi’a things are quite fascinating. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oct 12, Merna rated it liked it.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Geoffery rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Hashim rated it it was amazing Jun 09, It takes a diachronic approach to the development of Shi’ism. Shi’ism by Heinz Halm Translation. Books by Heinz Halm.

The Best Ehiism of Book ratings by Goodreads. It will find countless grateful specialist and non-specialist readers.

I never knew that there were gnostic forms of Islam! Return to Book Page. Contents the lmamlyya or twelver shia. Refresh and try again. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It then details every theological twist and turn in the development of Shi’ism.


This book is the only comprehensive survey of all the Shiite groups from their beginnings to their current status in the modern world. An excellent summary of the history of Shi’i Islam. Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran, and each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original sources in translation.

Overall I found the book to be well worth the read, though I wished he wrote more on the historical development of Twelver Shiism outside of Iran – ie, Iraq, Lebanon, India etc. A good primer to the complex subject of Shi’ism. Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran.

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