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The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Teresa Bernheimer

Abstract

This book is an study of the ʻAlids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Saljuq period of 1100. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view and as a social phenomenon, it investigates how they attained and extended the family's status over the centuries. The ʻAlids are the descendants of the Prophet Muṭammad, the elite family of Islam. The respect and veneration they are accorded is unparalleled in Islamic society, regardless of political or religious affiliation. And they have played a major role Islamic history, from famous early rebe ... More

Keywords: ʻAlids, Abbasid Revolution, Saljūq, Prophet Muṭammad, elite family, Islam, Islamic society, Islamic history, rebels, Islamic sects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638475
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa Bernheimer, author
SOAS, University of London