Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
IbâḍismOrigins and Early Development in Oman$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John C. Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199588268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 25 January 2020

The Establishment of the Imamate in Oman

The Establishment of the Imamate in Oman

Chapter:
(p.241) 8 The Establishment of the Imamate in Oman
Source:
Ibâḍism
Author(s):

John C. Wilkinson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0008

This chapter explains how the tribal rivalry of the Julandâ feud was exploited by the Ibâḍi missionaries to win victory at the battle of Majâza (177/793) and establish the Imamate. It analyses the basic balance of power between various potential factions and how and why the first main Imams were selected, along with a brief description of their rule. The chapter ends with Omani overseas expansion, showing how an Omani navy was organized, the piratical menace of the bawârij who had menaced Indian Ocean trade since the collapse of Sasanid power were dealt with, and Sohar became a major entrepôt.

Keywords:   Julandâ feud, Ibâḍi missionaries, Imamate, Oman, Imams, Omani navy, Sohar, Majâza

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .