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Eine und Das Andere

Beobachtungen an Islamischen Haresiographischen Texten

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Observations in Islamic Heresiographical Texts. a History of the Literary Genre from the 8th to the 19th C. Ad by Josef van Ess
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In this volume the history of Islamic sects is analysed as a literary genus in its own right. It consists of three sections: the first deals with structural constants in the texts such as the arrangement, or the number and classification of the a oesects.a The main section describes the most important works and authors from the 8th to the 19th century. Finally, the central concepts - a oereligion, a a oesects, a a oeorthodoxy, a etc. - are considered and the historical background of the literary development examined in more detail. It turns out that the a oeheresiesa were rather a oeconfessionsa which can be understood as proof of the pluralistic structure of the Islamic community.
Release date Australia
July 31st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Walter de Gruyter
Pages
1400
ISBN-13
9783110215779
Product ID
3829886

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