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Ismaili Heritage Series

The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 with the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths. The Institute's programmes encourage a perspective that is not confined to the theological and religious heritage of Islam, but seeks to explore the relationship of religious ideas to broader dimensions of society and culture. The programmes thus encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the materials of Islamic history and thought. Within the Islamic tradition, the Institute's programmes seek to promote research on those areas which have had relatively little attention devoted to them in scholarship to date. These include the intellectual and literary expressions of Shi'ism in general, and Ismailism in particular.

Abu Ya'qub Al-Sijistani: Intellectual Missionary
Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis: A Debate on Reason and Authority in Medieval Islam
Between Revolution and State: The Path to Fatimid Statehood
Ecstasy and Enlightenment: The Ismaili Devotional Literature of South Asia
Exploring an Islamic Empire: Fatimid History and Its Sources
Ismailis in Medieval Muslim Societies
Knowledge and Liberation: A Treatise on Philosophical Theology
Nasir Khusraw: The Ruby of Badakhshan
The Eagle's Nest: Ismaili Castles in Iran and Syria
The Fatimids and Their Traditions of Learning

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