The Arab Shi'A

The Arab Shi'A

by Graham E. Fuller, Rend Rahim Francke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312221789

ISBN-13: 9780312221782

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This is the first book to examine the Arab Shi'a, a community whose identity and problematic relationship with the rest of the Middle East cuts to the heart of the crisis of Arab politics and society. The Shi'a represent a majority of the population along the Arab coast of the Persian Gulf and are the largest religious group in Lebanon. This book, based on

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Overview

This is the first book to examine the Arab Shi'a, a community whose identity and problematic relationship with the rest of the Middle East cuts to the heart of the crisis of Arab politics and society. The Shi'a represent a majority of the population along the Arab coast of the Persian Gulf and are the largest religious group in Lebanon. This book, based on extensive field interviews, examines the nature of Shi'ite belief and community life, contemporary political and social problems, key grievances, and the nature of their relationship with the dominant Sunni state today as they seek a major voice in a new political order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312221782
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• The Shi’a Identity
• The Shi’a in a Sunni State
• Shi’ite Demands and Political Strategies
• The Iranian Connection
• The Shi’a of Iraq
• The Shi’a of Bahrain
• The Shi’a of Kuwait
• The Shi’a of Saudi Arabia
• The Shi’a of Lebanon
• The Shi’a and the West
• Conclusions

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