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The Resource Sunnis and Shi'a : a political history of discord, Laurence Louër ; translated by Ethan Rundell

Sunnis and Shi'a : a political history of discord, Laurence Louër ; translated by Ethan Rundell

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Sunnis and Shi'a : a political history of discord
Title
Sunnis and Shi'a
Title remainder
a political history of discord
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Louër ; translated by Ethan Rundell
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This book is a historical and sociological reading of the relation between Sunnis and Shias from the inception of the dispute for Mohammed's succession until today. It is divided in two parts. The first part offers a comprehensive history of the divide. It shows how Shiism was, during much of the Middle Ages, the main contestation ideology of the caliphate, but also how Sunnism and Shiism converged as Shiism progressively ceased to be an esoteric and politically radical doctrine to espouse a number of tenets of mainstream Islam. It shows the political dynamics that runs beneath theological debates and, in particular, how the Sunni/Shia conflict was revived when the Safavids made Shiism an official state religion on the model of Sunnism. On the contrary, when faced with the colonial challenge, Sunni and Shia reformists closed ranks and collaborated. The second part of the book offers a socio-historical account of some national contexts in which the Sunni/Shia divide shapes the society and the politics: Iraq, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen and Lebanon. It shows that in each of these countries the sectarian divide is shaped by very specific historical and social circumstances. Sunni and Shia identities are associated with ethnic, regional, statutory and economic identities. In most cases the relations between Sunnis and Shias are shaped by typical majority/minority dynamics. They can lead to conflict but dynamics of emulation often emerges from conflicts, which are particularly obvious when Sunni and Shia Islamic movements compete"--
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Louër, Laurence
Dewey number
297.8/042
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Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
BP194.16
LC item number
.L6813 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rundell, Ethan S.
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  • Shīʻah
  • Sunnites
  • Islam
  • Islam and politics
Label
Sunnis and Shi'a : a political history of discord, Laurence Louër ; translated by Ethan Rundell
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Pragmatic sectarianism? Sunnis and Shi'a in Saudi Arabia and Iran
  • Yemen: Zaydism between Sunnism and Shi'ism
  • Lebanon: The search for a new sectarian pact
  • Caliphate and Imamate
  • Rivalry and convergence
  • Islam as ideology: Sunni and Shi'a Islamism
  • Islamist international?
  • From Pan-Islamism to Sectarianism
  • Iraq: On the frontier of Sunnism and Shi'ism
  • Bahrain: The legacy of a conquest
  • Pakistan: From Muslim state to Islamic state
Control code
on1110124615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780691186610
Lccn
2019027366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
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(OCoLC)1110124615
Label
Sunnis and Shi'a : a political history of discord, Laurence Louër ; translated by Ethan Rundell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pragmatic sectarianism? Sunnis and Shi'a in Saudi Arabia and Iran
  • Yemen: Zaydism between Sunnism and Shi'ism
  • Lebanon: The search for a new sectarian pact
  • Caliphate and Imamate
  • Rivalry and convergence
  • Islam as ideology: Sunni and Shi'a Islamism
  • Islamist international?
  • From Pan-Islamism to Sectarianism
  • Iraq: On the frontier of Sunnism and Shi'ism
  • Bahrain: The legacy of a conquest
  • Pakistan: From Muslim state to Islamic state
Control code
on1110124615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780691186610
Lccn
2019027366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1110124615

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