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The 'Alids

The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Teresa Bernheimer

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Covers the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Seljuq period of 1100
  • Opens up new possibilities for understanding the sectarian differences between Sunnis and Shi'ites through an in-depth exploration of the distinction between Shi'ites and 'Alids
  • Draws on historical, legal and biographical material, recent genealogical works and a wide range of primary sources in both Arabic and Persian
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