Jackson, Roy ORCID: 0000-0003-3923-9513 (2019) Istilāʾ. Oxford Islamic Studies Online.

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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.

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Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Jackson, R. (2019) "Istilāʾ" In Oxford Islamic Studies Online edited by John L. Esposito [unpaginated] available at <> 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 Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Roy Jackson
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:54

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