Religion and State in Syria: The Sunni Ulama from Coup to Revolution

Religion and State in Syria: The Sunni Ulama from Coup to Revolution

by Thomas Pierret
     
 

This book affords a new perspective on Syria as it stands at the crossroads of political, social and religious fragmentation.See more details below

Overview

This book affords a new perspective on Syria as it stands at the crossroads of political, social and religious fragmentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107609907
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Studies Series, #41
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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