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Materials for the Intellectual History of Imāmī Shīʿism in the Safavid Period

A Facsimile Edition of Ms New York Public Library, Arabic Manuscripts Collections, Volume 51985A

Prepared for publication and introduced by Sabine Schmidtke Published 2018

Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has prepared for publication and introduced Materials for the Intellectual History of Imāmī Shīʿism in the Safavid Period: A Facsimile Edition of Ms New York Public Library, Arabic Manuscripts Collections, Volume 51985A (Gorgias Press, 2018).

This volume contains a facsimile reproduction of "Ms New York Public Library, Volume 51985A," a heavily damaged multitext codex of 252 leaves which comprises seven individual works: an incomplete copy of Khiḍr b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-Rāzī al-Ḥablirūdī's (d. ca. 850/1447) longer commentary on the ʿAllāma al-Ḥillī's al-Bāb al-ḥadī ʿashar, Jāmiʿ al-durar fī sharḥ al-Bāb al-ḥādī ʿashar; several works by Ibn Abī Jumhūr al-Aḥsāʾī (d. after 906/1501), viz. Qabs al-iqtidāʾ fī sharāʾiṭ al-iftāʾ wa-l-istiftāʾ, Kāshifat al-ḥāl ʿan aḥwāl al-istidlāl, and al-Masālik al-jāmiʿiyya fī sharḥ al-Alfiyya, which were copied during the author's lifetime; Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn al-ʿĀmilī's ("al-Shaykh al-Bahāʾī", d. 1030/1621) Tafsīr sūrat al-fātiḥa, or al-ʿUrwa al-wuthqā; and two works by Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ḥasan al-Iṣfahānī "al-Fāḍil al-Hindī" (d. 1137/1725) which are not attested elsewhere—a commentary (ḥāshiya) on the chapter on the imamate of Saʿd al-Dīn al-Taftāzānī's (d. 792/1390) Sharḥ al-Maqāṣid, and a commentary on the Nahj al-ḥaqq wa-kashf al-ṣidq by the ʿAllāma al-Ḥillī.

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