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Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire (Hardcover) (Jamel A. Velji)

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How can religion transform a society? This book investigates how a medieval Islamic movement harnessed Qur'anic visions of utopia to construct one of the most brilliant and long-lasting empires in Islamic history. The Fatimids' apocalyptic vision of their central place in an imminent utopia played a critical role in transfiguring the intellectual and political terrains of North Africa in the early 10th century. Yet the realities that they faced on the ground often challenged their status as the custodians of a pristine Islam at the end of time.This is the first volume in our new series, Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology, edited by David Cook and Christian Lange.
Number of Pages: 172
Genre: History, Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Jamel A. Velji
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2016
TCIN: 51529480
UPC: 9780748690886
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-6324

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