Parution : Maryam Moazzen, « Formation of a Religious Landscape : Shi‘i Higher Learning in Safavid Iran », Brill, 2018.

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Bibliographical Note

Maryam Moazzen, Ph.D. (2011), University of Toronto and Ph.D. University of Tehran (1999), is Assistant Professor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Louisville. She has published several book chapters and articles in Iranian Studies and Studia Iranica.


Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Note on Transliteration and StyleIntroduction  Imperializing Twelver Shiʿism and Its Impact on Shiʿi Higher Learning  The Reaction of the Sunni ʿUlamāʾ  Madrasas and the Consolidation of Shiʿism in Persia  The Permissibility of Collaborating with Temporal Power  Shiʿi Higher Learning in Safavid Iran 1 Mosque-Madrasas of Safavid Isfahan  Pre-Safavid Mosque-Madrasas  Safavid Mosques and Madrasas  After ʿAbbās the Great  The Largest Shiʿi Madrasa  Conclusion 2 The Madrasa-yi Sulṭānī: Waqfs, Administrative Structure, and Academic Life  Shāh Sulṭān Ḥusayn’s Objectives in Establishing the Madrasa-yi Sulṭānī  The Deeds of Endowment of the Madrasa-yi Sulṭānī  Analysis of the Endowed Properties  The Administrative Structure of the Madrasa-yi Sulṭānī  Conclusion 3 Reshaping Shiʿa Cultural Memory: Commemorative Rituals and Constructing Identity  Contextualizing Cultural Memory  Safavid Madrasas and Commemorating Cultural Memory  The Instructional Values of Commemorative Rituals  Madrasas and Social Coherence  Reconfiguring Cultural Memory  Conclusion 4 The Safavid Curriculum: Conflicting Visions, Contested Triumphs  Safavid Scholars and the Concept of Knowledge (ʿilm)  Towards Reconstructing the Curriculum of the Safavid Madrasas  The Uṣūlīs and the Curriculum  The Curriculum of the Madrasas of Safavid Isfahan  Akhbarism and Its Impact on the Safavid Curriculum  The Curriculum of Safavid Madrasas during the Reign of Shāh Sulṭān Ḥusayn  Conclusion 5 Engagement with Religious Knowledge: Dialogical and Hermeneutical Modes of Transmission  Safavid Pedagogy: Legal Rationalization or Authentic Knowledge  Teaching and Learning Methods  The Place of Texts in Learning and Etiquette Pertinent to Writing and Shelving Books  Teachers and Learning  The Language of Instruction  Travel in Pursuit of Knowledge  Studying and Marriage  Graduation  Conclusion 6 Safavid Pedagogical Approaches: Theories, Application, and Practices  Mullā Ṣadrā and the Problem of Conventional (rasmī) Learning  Muḥsin Fayḍ Kāshānī and Epistemic Certitude  Muḥaqqiq Sabzawārī’s Review of Safavid Higher Learning  Muḥammad Zamān Tabrīzī’s Observations  Conclusion Conclusion Appendix Bibliography Index of Places Index of Subjects and Terms Index of Persons

Hassan Bouali

Doctorant en histoire médiévale à l'université Paris Nanterre ( Paris X). Travaille sur le califat d'Ibn al-Zubayr (64/683-72/692).

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