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. The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special Shiism. Front Cover. Heinz Halm. Edinburgh University Press, Jan 1, Heinz Halm is a German scholar of Islamic Studies, with a particular expertise on early Shia Halm’s book The Shiites was reviewed in the International Journal of Middle East Studies by Said Amir Arjomand who remarked that “Halm’s.

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The section on Ismaili Shiism is roughly 40 pages, and then there are about 5 pages each dedicated to Zaydi and Ghulat heterodox strands. Heinz Halm’s work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Hinz.

Extensive bibliography at the end of each section in every chapter gives primary as well as secondary sources. No eBook available Amazon. Farieha rated it liked it Jan 04, Reviews of the first edition: Additionally, Halm provides a lucid survey of the various branches of Shi’ism, paying attention to their historical, organizational, and theological developments.

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Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran. Medieval Islamic Medicine Peter E.

Ali Shakeri rated it did not like it May 22, Unfortunately it does tend to get a bit dry in many places: Shi’ism Heinz Halm Limited shiis, – Apr 24, Alavvii rated it it was amazing.

Overall I found the book to be well worth the read, though I wished he wrote more on the historical development of Twelver Shiism outside of Iran – ie, Shism, Lebanon, India etc. Rainer Weirauch rated it it was ok Jun 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I would recommend this book for readers already familiar with some of the basics of Shi’i Islam who are wanting finer details on it’s historical development in the middle late period of Iranian and Middle Eastern history. The Beginnings of the Shia; 2. Saleh Mohammed rated it liked it Jul 30, The dogmatic and organisational development of each of the various branches of Shi’ism is discussed and is placed in the context of their particular history.

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It takes a diachronic approach to the development of Shi’ism. Halm explores how Shi’ism differs from the rest of Islam, discussing the prominence of its authorities, the Imams, as well as its legal system, practices of worship, places of pilgrimages, and a religious ethos characterized by a fervor to suffer for the cause.

Review quote Reviews of the first edition: This book is the only comprehensive survey of all the Shiite groups from their beginnings to their current status in the modern ha,m.

The book also considers the appeal and impact of Imams in contemporary Shi’ism and their interpretation of the social and economic problems gripping the Islamic world. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A great introduction to understanding the Shiites and the evolution of their line of thoughts. It is appropriate for an upper division or graduate class, because it is essentially a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.