- Title Pages
- Professor Carole Hillenbrand: List of Publications
- 1. The Origin of Key Shiʿite Thought Patterns in Islamic History
- 2. Additions to <i>The New Islamic Dynasties</i>
- 3. Al-Thaʿalibi’s <i>Adab al-muluk</i>, a Local Mirror for Princes
- 4. Religious Identity, Dissimulation and Assimilation: the Ismaili Experience
- 5. Saladin’s Pious Foundations in Damascus: Some New Hypotheses Anne-Marie Eddé
- 6 The Coming of Islam to Bukhara
- 7. A Barmecide Feast: the Downfall of the Barmakids in Popular Imagination
- 8. The <i>History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church</i> as a Source for the History of the Seljuks of Anatolia<sup>⋆</sup>
- 9 Genealogy and Exemplary Rulership in the Tarikh-i Chingiz Khan<sup>⋆</sup>
- 10. Vikings and Rus in Arabic Sources<sup>⋆</sup>
- 11. Qashani and Rashid al-Din on the Seljuqs of Iran
- 12. Exile and Return: Diasporas of the Secular and Sacred Mind
- 13. Clerical Perceptions of Sufi Practices in Late Seventeenth-Century Persia, II: Al-Hurr al-ʿAmili (d. 1693) and the Debate on the Permissibility of <i>Ghina</i>
- 14. On Sunni Sectarianism<sup>*</sup>
- 15. The Violence of the Abbasid Revolution
- 16. Nationalist Poetry, Conflict and Meta-linguistic Discourse<sup>*</sup>
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- Secondary Sources
On Sunni Sectarianism*
On Sunni Sectarianism*
- (p.209) 14. On Sunni Sectarianism*
- Living Islamic History
A. Kevin Reinhart
- Edinburgh University Press
This chapter discusses the development of the disdain for disputational theology and the development of resources for an anti-pluralist understanding of Islam. It applies the two notions of denomination and sect to investigate the emergence of Sunni secretarianism as the ‘canonical’ form of Islam, and shows that this process of canonisation was the product of history rather than a statement on the status of Sunni Islam in its original form. The complex nature of Sunni Islam as denominational in law and sectarian in theology render ‘Sunnism’ one take among many on Islam rather than the point of reference in relation to which other forms of Islam are established as sectarian.
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