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The Cosmic Perils of Qadi Husayn Maybudi in Fifteenth-Century Iran
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The Cosmic Perils of Qadi Ḥusayn Maybudī in Fifteenth-Century Iran (Islamicate Intellectual History, Volume: 1) - Hard Cover

 

Author: Alexandra Dunietz
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 978-90-04-30231-0
Year: 2016
Pages: xii, 200 pp.
Weight: 500 g

 

In The Cosmic Perils of Qadi Ḥusayn Maybudī in Fifteenth-Century Iran Alexandra Dunietz explores the life and works of a provincial judge during a time of tribal rivalries and millennial expectations. During the decades preceding the rise of the Safavid regime and the establishment of Shiʿism throughout Iran, Maybudī participated in a network of intellectuals, administrators, and mystics, wrote prolifically, and worked as a judge within the Ak Koyunlu sphere. Drawing upon Maybudī’s commentaries and correspondence, the work focuses on the judge’s education, complex commentary on the poetry of ʿAlī, the foundational figure of Shiʿism, his professional life, and his death during a rebellion against Safavid control of his hometown. Maybudī exemplified the natural development of relations between Sunnis and Shiis, provincial elites and central authorities, rationalist philosophers and devotees of the esoteric. 

 

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