Upper Egypt: a Shi’i ‘powerhouse’ in the Fatimid period?

Cortese, Delia (2017) Upper Egypt: a Shi’i ‘powerhouse’ in the Fatimid period? Studi Magrebini, 12-13 (1). pp. 153-168. ISSN 0585-4954

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Abstract

Was there an extensive Shii presence in Upper Egypt at the time of the Fatimids? If so, when and how did Shiism come about in that region? What brand of Shiism might this be? Faced with the lack of material evidence, in this paper I resort to the contextualised analysis of information provided in a variety of literary sources, ranging from historiographies and chronicles to travelogues and documents, to address those questions.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Perspectives in Religion group
Item ID: 23236
Notes on copyright: Reproduced with permission of Studi Magrebini
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Depositing User: Delia Cortese
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 13:54
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 09:40
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23236

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