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The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Linda S. Walbridge


This collection of chapters explores the nature of political and religious leadership in Shiʿism. Chapters look at a variety of critical historical periods—from medieval to modern—to reveal the social, political, and theological factors that have influenced the development of Shiʿite leadership.

Keywords: Shiʿism, historical periods, social factors, political factors, theological factors, Shiʿite leadership

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195137996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda S. Walbridge, editor
Center for Philanthropy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana

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