Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

Get access Subject: Middle East and Islamic Studies
Edited by Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas and Everett Rowson with a team of more than 20 section editors.

EI-Three is the third edition of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Islam which sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live.

The Third Edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam is an entirely new work, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. It is published in five substantial segments each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century and of Muslim minorities all over the world.



Subscriptions: see Brill.com

Xǝtai

(831 words)

Author(s): Heß, Michael R.
Xǝtai (Khaṭāʾī) is the pen name of Shāh Ismāʿīl I (Şah İsmayıl, r. 907–30/1501–24), the founder of the Ṣafavid dynasty and one of the most influential Azerbaijani poets. An obvious translation of the nom de plume Xǝtai is “the mistaken one.” In this sense, the name seems to reflect remorse, possibly about own mistakes that have been committed in the past. Shāh Ismāʿīl I used his native Azerbaijani language (Azeri) for the bulk of his work. His divan ( dīvān, collection of one poet’s poems) in Azerbaijani is composed in the ǝ ruz (ʿarūḍ) system, based on syllable length. However, several…
Date: 2020-06-02