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Moojan Momen's An Introduction to Shi'i Islam: The History & Doctrines of PDF

By Moojan Momen

ISBN-10: 0300035314

ISBN-13: 9780300035315

This ebook is a common advent to Shi’i Islam—specifically to Twelver Shi’ism, to which nearly all of Shi’is belong this present day.  It offers with the background and improvement of this significant faith, giving an account of Shi’i doctrines and focusing particularly on these components within which it differs from Sunni Islam. 
“Momen’s e-book fills a big hole within the basic literature in English on Twelver Shi’ism, and may be conscientiously studied by way of someone who desires to comprehend extra approximately what's taking place within the heart East today….This is an exceptional paintings which merits the widest attainable readership.”—Malise Ruthven, The center East
“An super helpful reference resource at the institution and evolution of the Shi’ite department of the Islamic religion.”—Cecil V. Crabb, Jr., Perspective
“An unpretentious sort, interpretive readability and . . . sound judgment represent Momen’s writings. a few of the facets of Twelver Shi’ism are rigorously distinctive to fulfill either the overall reader and the aspiring student.”—Norman Calder, Times Literary Supplement
“Specialist and nonspecialist alike will make the most of its lucid exposition of either elite and well known Shi’ism. in particular worthy is the way in which the paintings provides sleek serious scholarship on Shi’i background along the orthodox background, which nonetheless has nice impression at the religion’s self-understanding.”—Mel Piehl, Library Journal 
Moojan Momen has written widely on Iran and heart East religion.

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An etymological dictionary of Afro-Asiatic common roots was produced by Orel and Stolbova (1994). Because of the highly hypothetical status of recent research in proto-Nostratic, it is difficult to cite any relevant literature; Bomhard (1984) has introductory chapters on the aims and scope of proto-Nostratic comparisons. With regard to the position of Arabic within the group of the Semitic languages, see Diem (1980b), Petráček (1981), Zaborski (1991a), Voigt (2009), Al-Mansour (2011). Of special interest are the discussions about the Central Semitic group in Hetzron (1974, 1976) and Voigt (1987).

Both theories brought Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic phonology closer to each other. , Tamil). It is hard to say what the value of such conjectures is, since the time-span involved allows for a great deal of speculation about the changes that make it possible to find lexical parallels. Besides, it is debatable whether it is permissible to apply the results of Indo-European linguistics to all linguistic relationships in the world. It could very well be the case that the type of relationship in which a mother language generates daughter languages, as is commonly held to be the case in the Indo-European languages, is an exception.

In his view, the Semitic languages represent one language type that was brought in successive waves by nomads into the rich agricultural area, first by the Akkadians, then the Canaanites, then the Aramaeans and finally the Arabs. , Canaanitic, Aramaic, Arabic). In the preceding chapter, we have seen how in the nineteenth century the existing ideas about the relationship between the Semitic languages crystallised into a classificatory scheme under the influence of the historical–comparativist paradigm.

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