Additional Readings for Week Nine
Heinz Halm. "The Isma'ili Oath of Allegiance ('Ahd) and
the 'Sessions of Wisdom' (Majalis al-hikma) in Fatimid Times,"
Mediaeval Isma'ili History and Thought (ed. Farhad
Farhad Daftary. The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines 1990.
S. M. Stern. Studies in Early Isma'ilism 1983.
S. M. Stern. "Isma'ili Propaganda and Fatimid Rule in Sind" in above.
S. M. Stern. "The Early Isma'ili Missionaries in North-West Persia and in
Khurasan and Transoxania" in above.
Bernard Lewis. The Origins of Isma'ilism 1940.
Alexandre Popovic. The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th
Patricia Crone and Michael Cook. Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic
Christopher Melchert. The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law, 9th
and 10th Centuries C.E. 1997.
Norman Calder. Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence 1993.
Richard Bulliet. The Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic
Social History 1972.
Devin Stewart. Islamic LEgal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the
Sunni Legal System 1998.
Annemarie Schimmel. Mystical Dimensions of Islam 1975.
Louis Massignon. The Passion of al-Hallaj: Mystic and Martyr of Islam
(trans. Herbert Mason) 1982.
C. E. Bosworth. The Ghaznavids: Their Empire in Afghanistan and Eastern
Iran, 994-1040. 1963.