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Title: Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and his Tajrid al-i'tiquad (d 1274).
Author: Abdel-Latif, H. M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3389 4045
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1977
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This thesis aims at studying the Shiite scholar, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi as a thinker and theologian in general, at studying his book, Tajrid al-i'tiqäd and its theological and philosophical ideas in particular, and at presenting an edited text of this work. The thesis falls into three sections, each dealing with one of these aimss The first section, "Tizsi's Life and Works"', consists of four chapters. Chapter 1 is a study of the age in which Tizsi lived, and attempts to throw light on the, most important political, cultural and social developments in the Muslim world during the thirteenth century, with special emphasis on the development of the Nizäri Ismaili movement, because of Tüsi's relationship with the Nizaris in Iran. Chapter 2 is a. under the Ismailis and various opinions about his relations with the political and cultural the fall of Baghdad. study of Tusi's life, -from its early stage to that finally under the Mongols, and discusses the his Ithnä'ashari upbringing and the nature of Ismailis and their doctrines, as well as his role under Mongol rule at the time of and after Chapter 3, deals with Tüsi's philosophical works in the spheres of logic, metaphysics and ethics, concentrating on selected viorks, which, help to identify the nature of his thought, its sources and philosophical viewpoint. Chapter 4 studies his religious works on the Ismaili doctrine, on mysticism and on theology. In the latter two chapters, Tüsi's works in the said six subjects are discussed from various aspects: authenticity, chronology and significance, with emphasis on demonstrating the position which previous works on these subjects had reached and Tüsi's role in absorbing and developing it further. Detailed discussion of the most important work by Tüsi in each of these fields is also given.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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