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The Fatimid Caliphate Diversity of Traditions

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2020
Date Published  2020
Authors  Daftary, Farhad; Jiwa, Shainool
Original Publication  I.B.Tauris Publishers LONDON • NEW YORK in association with The Institute oflsmaili Studies LONDON
Source  

Ismaili heritage series ; 14.

ISBN/ISSN Number  9781788311335 1788311337
Key Words  Ismaili Imamate; Fatimid Caliphate; Fatimid-Abbasid rivalry; Qāḍī al-Nu'mān; female prayer leadership; Nizārī Ismaili Imamate
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Ismaili heritage series ; 14.

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The Fatimid era is ubiquitous today in the discourse of the Nizari Ismaili imamate.1 Yet this was not always the case. As with other societies and religious communities the world over, the arrangement and presentation of history in the Ismaili tradition has evolved in the course of time, with new historiographical agendas and subjects of emphasis emerging or receding in response to changes in the political and social contexts. In this chapter the place of the Fatimids in the cultural memory of the Nizari Ismailis in the post-Mongol era will be explored.


The Fatimid Caliphate Diversity of Traditions

The Fatimid era is ubiquitous today in the discourse of the Nizari Ismaili imamate.1 Yet this was not always the case. As with other societies and religious communities the world over, the arrangement and presentation of history in the Ismaili tradition has evolved in the course of time, with new historiographical agendas and subjects of emphasis emerging or receding in response to changes in the political and social contexts. In this chapter the place of the Fatimids in the cultural memory of the Nizari Ismailis in the post-Mongol era will be explored.

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