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Published: 01 March 2018

184 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474432207

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An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Jamel A. Velji

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology

  • Introduces selected themes, texts, and theoretical problems in early Fatimid history and thought to those unfamiliar with Islam or the Shia tradition
  • Explores the nature of apocalyptic rhetoric, what constitutes an apocalypse and how apocalyptic prophecies can be reinterpreted
  • Uses techniques from religious studies and rhetorical analysis on data from the Fatimid tradition, showing how Islam can contribute to broader discussions in the history of religions
  • Contains extensive translations from two Fatimid texts, including: the Kitab al-Kashf (Book of unveiling), and Qadi l-Nu'man's Ta'wil al-da'a'im (Symbolic interpretation of his Pillars of Islam)