Sacred Space And Holy War: The Politics, Culture and History of Shi'ite Islam / Edition 1

Sacred Space And Holy War: The Politics, Culture and History of Shi'ite Islam / Edition 1

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by Juan Cole, Juan Cole
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860647367

ISBN-13: 9781860647369

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

Juan Cole examines Shi'i Islam as a world religion that has faced modernity on its own terms. He explores the little known history of Shi'i communities as far afield as Bahrain and India, giving attention as well to important centers such as Lebanon , Iraq, and Iran. He demonstrates the way in which the Shi'is have sought to define space and time as sacred, and to

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Juan Cole examines Shi'i Islam as a world religion that has faced modernity on its own terms. He explores the little known history of Shi'i communities as far afield as Bahrain and India, giving attention as well to important centers such as Lebanon , Iraq, and Iran. He demonstrates the way in which the Shi'is have sought to define space and time as sacred, and to defend those spaces from encroachment by the Other, whether that other be Sunni Arab, Hindu, or European Christian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860647369
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 7.39(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Iran and the Arab World
• Rival Empires of Trade and Imami Shi-ism in Eastern Arabia
• The Akhbari-Usuli Struggle Reconsidered
• Ethnics and Philosophy: The Persistence of Rationalism
• The Arab Shi'ites as an Ottoman Minority
• Indian Money and the Shi'ite Shrine Cities of Iraq
• Mafia, Mob, and Shi'ism
Part II: India and the British Empire
• Invisible Occidentalism
• Iranian Orientalism
• Women and the making of India Shi'iism
• Sacred Space and Holy War

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