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Ali ibn Abi Talib

In a series about key thinkers and achievements from the Islamic Golden Age, Professor Robert Gleave discusses Ali ibn Abi Talib and the origins of Shi'ism.

In a major series for Radio 3, we rediscover some of the key thinkers and achievements from the Islamic Golden Age. The period ranges from 750 to 1258 CE and we'll hear about architecture, invention, medicine, innovation and philosophy. Professor Robert Gleave continues the series with an essay featuring Ali ibn Abi Talib and the origins of Shi'ism.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

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