Istilāʾ

Jackson, Roy (2019) Istilāʾ. Oxford Islamic Studies Online.

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Abstract

The term imārat al-istilāʾ (“emirate by usurpation”)—istilāʾ for short—can be best understood by placing it within a historical context. Our starting point is with the jurist and political theoretician Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī al-Māwardī (d. 1058), whose political position, as well as the events through which he lived, are key to contextualizing its importance. Al-Māwardī lived through the ʿAbbāsid caliphate in decline and witnessed the rising power of Shīʿī Būyids and Seljuk Turks.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Jackson, R. (2019) "Istilāʾ" In Oxford Islamic Studies Online edited by John L. Esposito [unpaginated] available at <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t343/e0305> reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.
Uncontrolled Keywords: imārat al-istilāʾ; Istilāʾ
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities > Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Roy Jackson
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 12:30
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6021

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