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The Origins of Ismailism

This book is not just an attempt to sketch a history of the early Is’mailis. It is a history of the perceptions the non-Is’maili had of those early Is’mailis, a historiography combined with a history. In many ways, this story of the general perception of a potentially subversive heresy is more interesting than the story […]

  • Bernard Lewis
  • 0-404-56289-2
  • 1940
The Origins of Ismailism
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The Origins of Ismailism
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    This book is not just an attempt to sketch a history of the early Is’mailis. It is a history of the perceptions the non-Is’maili had of those early Is’mailis, a historiography combined with a history. In many ways, this story of the general perception of a potentially subversive heresy is more interesting than the story of the heresy itself, if only because our knowledge of the former is more substantial."

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    • Bernard Lewis
    • 0-404-56289-2
    • 1940
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