Tradition and Survival

Pages: 480
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: bibliographies

Tradition and Survival

A Bibliographical Survey of Early Shi'ite Literature

Modarressi Hossein

A comprehensive bibliographical survey of early Shi’ite literature by renowned Islamic scholar Hossein Modarressi.
9781851683314 (13 Oct 2003)
RRP £65.00 / US$95.00

The Book

Featuring over 250 key thinkers both major and less well-known, and spanning three centuries, this is a comprehensive survey of early Shi’ite literature, and the first of its kind. For each figure, the author offers a summary of their life and achievements, before outlining their literary and scholarly contributions to the canon, and documenting all sources for their writings, even those long-since vanished. Each entry includes information on further reading for the figure in question, in addition to detailed footnotes and a full bibliography.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 480
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations bibliographies


About the Author

Hossein Modarressi is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the Princeton University; Mahdi Senior Scholar of Shi’ite Studies at the Middle East Institute, Columbia University; and Golestaneh Fellow in Islamic Studies at St. Antony's College, Oxford.