This comprehensive new reference work is the first of its kind on the Ismailis and presents a summary of the findings of modern scholarship on the Ismaili Shia Muslims and different facets of their heritage. The dictionary covers all phases of Ismaili history as well as the main doctrines of the community. It includes an introductory chapter, which provides a broad historical survey of the Ismailis, followed by alphabetical entries on all major aspects of the community, such as key figures, institutions, traditions, and doctrines. It also contains a chronology, genealogical tables, a glossary, and a substantial bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Ismailis.
Editor’s Foreword, Jon Woronoff
Acronyms and Abbreviations
List of Illustrations and Maps
Genealogical Tables and Lists
About the Author
‘This much-needed reference provides a comprehensive, well-written, insightful look at the Ismailis and should be included in any Islam collection. Summing Up: Highly recommended.’
Farhad Daftary has been affiliated with the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London since 1988, where he is currently co-director and head (since 1992) of the Department of Academic Research and Publications.