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Twelve Infallible Men

The Imams and the Making of Shi’ism

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674737075

Publication Date: 06/13/2016


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Note on Dates and Transliteration
  • Prologue
  • 1. Setting the Stage
  • 2. Consolation for a Community
  • 3. Betrayal and the Boundaries of Faithfulness
  • 4. Vulnerable Bodies and Masculine Ideals
  • 5. Entering the Cosmos
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1. The Fourteen Infallibles: A Quick Guide
  • Appendix 2. Collective Biographies of the Imams: A Genre Survey
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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