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Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History
Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History
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Princeton University Press

Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History

Laurence Louër

Hardback

9780691186610

 

A compelling history of the ancient schism that continues to divide the Islamic world.

 

Contents:

 

PART ONE, BETWEEN POLITICS AND RELIGION

1.  Caliphate and Imamate

2.  Rivalry and Convergence

3.  Islam as Ideology: Sunni and Shi’a Islamism

4.  An Islamist International

5.  From Pan-Islamism to Sectarianism

 

PART TWO, MANAGING SECTARIAN DIFFERENCE

6.  Iraq: On the Frontier of Sunnism and Shi’ism

7.  Bahrain: The Legacy of a Conquest

8.  Pakistan: From Muslim State to Islamic State

9.  Pragmatic Sectarianism? Sunnis and Shi’a in Saudi Arabia and Iran

10. Yemen: Zaydism between Sunnis and Shi’ism

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