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Edinburgh University Press, 2004 - Islam - 216 pages
A comprehensive survey of all the Shi'ite groups, this book traces the development of all the individual branches from their common origins to their current status in the modern world. The dogmatic and organizational development of each of the various branches of Shi'ism is discussed and isplaced in the context of their particular history.

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Heinz Halm is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Tubingen. He is written several books including The Fatimids and their Traditions of Learning (I. B. Tauris, 1997).

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