Twelve Infallible Men

by Matthew Pierce
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Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: June 13, 2016

ISBN: 9780674969100

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In the tenth century Shi?a scholars assembled accounts of twelve imams’ lives, portraying them as miracle workers who were betrayed. These biographies invoked shared cultural memories, shaped communal responses and ritual practices of mourning, and inspired Shi?a identity and religious imagination for centuries to come, Matthew Pierce shows.