Shi'a of Lebanon: Clans, Parties and Clerics
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Shi'a of Lebanon: Clans, Parties and Clerics

by Rodger Shanahan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1850437661

ISBN-13: 9781850437666

Pub. Date: 11/05/2005

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited


The Shi'a of Lebanon have emerged in the last twenty years to become a major force in Lebanese politics having long been a marginalized political community. Rodger Shanahan's book examines the reasons behind this transformation from a largely rural population dominated by a handful of elite families, to an assertive sectarian force whose new found power is

Overview


The Shi'a of Lebanon have emerged in the last twenty years to become a major force in Lebanese politics having long been a marginalized political community. Rodger Shanahan's book examines the reasons behind this transformation from a largely rural population dominated by a handful of elite families, to an assertive sectarian force whose new found power is exemplified by the emergence of Shi'a parties such as Amal and Hizballah.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850437666
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
11/05/2005
Series:
Library of Modern Middle East Studies Series, #69
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.91(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
• Introduction
• The Shi’a and Lebanon
• The Rise and Fall of the Traditional Zu’ama
• An Alternative Path: Shi’a Participation in Political Parties
• The Emergent Leadership: Political Participation of the Clergy
• Conclusion

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