The Ismailis

Un libro in lingua di Farhad Daftary Zulfikar Hirji edito da Azimuth Editions, 2008

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Produced by the Institute of Ismaili Studies (where Daftary is Associate Director), this sumptuously illustrated, oversized volume (10.5x12.5"), offers a thorough and accessible history of the Ismaili Shi'ites from a sympathetic viewpoint. The history covers the life of Mohammad, the early Shi'a, the early Ismailis and the Fatimid state in Cairo, and the Nizari Ismailies from the 13th century to the present. The book is noteworthy for its splendid color images of Islamic art and architecture, with descriptive captions of their origins and use. The philanthropy of the Ismaili Imam Aga Khan IV is noted, including his role in conserving celebrated monuments of Islamic history. Co-author Hirji teaches anthropology at York U., Toronto, Canada. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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