New Publication: “Fortresses of the Intellect” – Ismaili and other Islamic Studies in Honour of Farhad Daftary

Fortresses of the Intellect – Ismaili and other Islamic Studies in Honour of Farhad Daftary

Dr Omar Ali-de-Unzaga

I. B. Tauris Publishers in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London 2011.

ISBN (Hardback): 978 1 84885 626 4
ISBN (Softback):


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Dedicated to the achievements of Dr Farhad Daftary, a leading authority on Ismaili Studies and eminent scholar of Islamic history, this volume brings together a number of studies on Islamic intellectual and political history, particularly in the three areas where his scholarship has had the greatest impact – Ismaili Studies, Persian Studies and the wider context of Shi‘i Studies.

The volume covers issues in the fields of history, thought and language focusing, though not exclusively, on the intellectual contributions of the Ismailis and their role in broader Islamic history. It includes discussions on subjects ranging from early Ismaili texts, the scholars of the Fatimid and Alamut eras of Ismaili history, Persian contributions to Islamic culture and literature, the presence of the Central Asian Turks and the Franks in lands under Muslim dominion, and aspects of Shi‘i thought in the Safavid era.

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