This book affords a new perspective on Syria as it stands at the crossroads of political, social and religious fragmentation.
Table of Contents1. The era of the 'founding sheikhs' (1920–79); 2. Landscapes after the battle (1979–2007); 3. (Re)defining orthodoxy against reformist trends; 4. The turban and the chequebook: political economy of the Syrian religious elite; 5. Ulama and Islamists in the political field; 6. Reforms and revolution; 7. Conclusion.
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