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Farhad Daftary - Intellectual Life Among the Ismailis: An Overview

Farhad Daftary - Intellectual Life Among the Ismailis: An Overview

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Being pp. 87-111 of this book: Intellectual Traditions in Islam, Farhad Daftary (Editor)

Leading scholars have collaborated here to undertake a broad study of an issue which has perplexed observers of the Islamic world. Hugh Kennedy begins with a survey on intellectual life in the first centuries of Islam while Oliver Leaman compares the concepts of scientific and philosophical enquiry in Muslim history; Muhsin Mahdi sets out the traditions for rationalism within Islam and the late Norman Calder's chapter demonstrates the limits of Islamic orthodoxy when faced with the impulse to enquire; Farhad Daftary provides an overview of intellectual life among the Ismailis and Alice Hunsberger focuses on Nasir Khusraw, the great Fatimid thinker and intellectual; Annemarie Schimmel writes on reason and mystical experience, the late John Cooper's study provides his observations on the religious intellectual milieu of Safavid Persia and Abdulaziz Sachedina examines the crisis of male epistemology in Islamic jurisprudence. Finally Mohammed Arkoun surveys the ways in which present-day Islam, grounded in its intellectual tradition, is relating its history and culture to the demands of modernity and globalisation.

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Educated in Iran, Europe and the United States, Dr Farhad Daftary received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971. He has held different academic positions, and since 1988 he has been affiliated with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, where he is Co-Director and Head of Department of Academic Research and Publications.

He is co-editor (with W. Madelung) of Encyclopaedia Islamica, consulting Editor of Encyclopaedia Iranica, a member of the Advisory Board of the Encyclopaedia of Islam (3rd edition), as well as the General Editor of the Ismaili Heritage Series and the Ismaili Texts and Translations Series.

An authority on Ismaili studies, Dr Daftary has written more than 150 articles and several acclaimed books in this field, including The Ismailis: Their History and Doctrines (Cambridge, 1990, 2nd ed., 2007), The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismailis (London, 1994), A Short History of the Ismailis (Edinburgh, 1998), and Ismaili Literature (London, 2004), and (with Z. Hirji) n (London, 2008). He has also edited Mediaeval Ismaili History and Thought (Cambridge, 1996) and Intellectual Traditions in Islam (London, 2000).Dr. Daftary's books have been translated into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Gujarati and numerous European languages.

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Being pp. 87-111 of this book: Intellectual Traditions in Islam, Farhad Daftary (Editor)

Leading scholars have collaborated here to undertake a broad study of an issue which has perplexed observers of the Islamic world. Hugh Kennedy begins with a survey on intellectual life in the first centuries of Islam while Oliver Leaman compares the concepts of scientific and philosophical enquiry in Muslim history; Muhsin Mahdi sets out the traditions for rationalism within Islam and the late Norman Calder's chapter demonstrates the limits of Islamic orthodoxy when faced with the impulse to enquire; Farhad Daftary provides an overview of intellectual life among the Ismailis and Alice Hunsberger focuses on Nasir Khusraw, the great Fatimid thinker and intellectual; Annemarie Schimmel writes on reason and mystical experience, the late John Cooper's study provides his observations on the religious intellectual milieu of Safavid Persia and Abdulaziz Sachedina examines the crisis of male epistemology in Islamic jurisprudence. Finally Mohammed Arkoun surveys the ways in which present-day Islam, grounded in its intellectual tradition, is relating its history and culture to the demands of modernity and globalisation.

http://www.ibtauris.com/display.asp?K=9781860647604&aub=Farhad%20Daftary&m=2&dc=7

http://books.google.com/books?id=bOE-IQrJ5o0C&source=gbs_navlinks_s

On Farhad Daftary;

Educated in Iran, Europe and the United States, Dr Farhad Daftary received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971. He has held different academic positions, and since 1988 he has been affiliated with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, where he is Co-Director and Head of Department of Academic Research and Publications.

He is co-editor (with W. Madelung) of Encyclopaedia Islamica, consulting Editor of Encyclopaedia Iranica, a member of the Advisory Board of the Encyclopaedia of Islam (3rd edition), as well as the General Editor of the Ismaili Heritage Series and the Ismaili Texts and Translations Series.

An authority on Ismaili studies, Dr Daftary has written more than 150 articles and several acclaimed books in this field, including The Ismailis: Their History and Doctrines (Cambridge, 1990, 2nd ed., 2007), The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismailis (London, 1994), A Short History of the Ismailis (Edinburgh, 1998), and Ismaili Literature (London, 2004), and (with Z. Hirji) n (London, 2008). He has also edited Mediaeval Ismaili History and Thought (Cambridge, 1996) and Intellectual Traditions in Islam (London, 2000).Dr. Daftary's books have been translated into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Gujarati and numerous European languages.

http://www.iis.ac.uk/view_person.asp?ID=8&type=auth

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