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Shiism and politics in the Middle East

Laurence LouГ«r

Shiism and politics in the Middle East

by Laurence LouГ«r

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York [N.Y.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Islam and state,
  • Political aspects,
  • Shīʻah

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLaurence Louer ; translated from French by John King
    ContributionsKing, John
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP194.185 .L65513 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25190433M
    ISBN 109780231703284, 9780231800945
    LC Control Number2012003971

    We have nearly 50 interviews discussing a vast range of books on the Middle East: Books on individual middle eastern countries, books on the culture of the middle east, the religions and politics of the middle east and books on the conflicts that have beset the region in recent decades. Comparative Politics: Iran. STUDY. PLAY. What is the holy book of Koran? The main spiritual text of Islam. Why is Iran atypical and unrepresentative of the politics of Islam and of the Middle East? How does Shiism differ from Sunni Islam? Who is the prophet Muhammad? Shiism.

    Laurence Louër. Shiism and Politics in the Middle East. Translated by John King. New York: Columbia University Press, xii + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN ; ISBN Reviewed by Ioana Emy Matesan (Syracuse University) Published on H-Diplo (May, ) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City .   Notwithstanding these shortcomings, The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism makes an original contribution to scholarship on the modern history and politics of Shiʿa in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East and provides abundant evidence for further analytical work on : David Commins.

    The Safavid conversion of Iran to Shia Islam was a process that took place roughly over the 16th through 18th centuries and turned Iran, which previously had a Sunni majority, into the spiritual bastion of Shia also ensured the dominance of the Twelver sect within Shiism over the Zaidiyyah and sects of Isma'ilism – each of whom had previously experienced their own eras . The list featured Nathan Brown’s “When Victory is Not an Option,” Laurence Louer’s “Shiism and Politics in the Middle East,” Joseph Sassoon’s “Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party.


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Laurence Louër is among the foremost authorities on contemporary Shiite Islamic politics in the Middle East. Her intrepid field work and mastery of difficult Arabic texts give her hands-on knowledge, and she is a keen reader of political developments.

This book is an indispensable by:   Shiism and Politics in the Middle East is a welcome addition to academic research on Shia movements beyond Iran that offers valuable insight and incredible detail, accessible to scholars, policymakers, and general audiences interested in the topic.

[The book] provides a strong springboard and opening new avenues for future research into a. In this timely book, completed before the current outbreak of unrest in Bahrain that has formed part of the Arab Spring, Laurence Louer explains, the background of the Bahraini conflict in the context of the wider issue of Shiism as a political force in the Arab Middle East, amongst other issues relating to the role of Shiite Islamist movements in regional politics.

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There exists a tendency to explain away much of Shiite politics in the Middle East as inextricably linked to Iranian foreign policy. Laurence Louer challenges this view, arguing that, in the end, local political imperatives have been the crucial factor determining the direction of.

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Louer takes a close look inside Shiite international networks and the efforts to control them, a struggle that pits the official clergy against a group that Louer calls the effendi: lay leaders without religious credentials who nonetheless exercise influence in Shiite communities (Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is a good example).Author: John Waterbury.

State Shiism in Iran By Robert D. Lee A casual observer might easily conclude that religion has dictated the course of political development in Iran, but careful analysis suggests, to the contrary, that politics has refashioned religion in that : Robert D.

Lee. Roel Meijer, Middle East Journal 'Matthiesen's The Other Saudis is a good example of a historically grounded approach to the study of sectarianism and communal politics. It presents an exhaustive account of the predicament of Saudi Arabia's little known Shia community, which is caught in the crossfire between the royal family and the Wahhabis Reviews: 8.

Shia Islam or Shi'ism is one of the two main branches of holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad designated Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor and the Imam (leader) after him, most notably at the event of Ghadir Khumm, but was prevented from the caliphate as a result of the incident of view primarily contrasts with that of Sunni Islam, whose adherents.

A new book on the Sunni–Shia conflict makes clear that the steady radicalization of sectarian difference in the Middle East was not inevitable. Iraqi Sunnis dominated the politics of Iraq from the s to the American invasion in Kurds, who are also found in Turkey, Iran and Syria, have succeeded for the first time in the modern history of the Middle East in playing a decisive role in the politics of.

In this timely book, completed before the current outbreak of unrest in Bahrain that has formed part of the Arab Spring, Laurence Louër explains, the background of the Bahraini conflict in the context of the wider issue of Shiism as a political force in the Arab Middle East, amongst other issues relating to the role of Shiite Islamist Author: Laurence Louer.

Louer takes a close look inside Shiite international networks and the efforts to control them, a struggle that pits the official clergy against a group that Louer calls the effendi: lay leaders without religious credentials who nonetheless exercise influence in Shiite communities (Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is a good example).

Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn : Richard Penaskovic. This innovative book analyzes the relationship between religion and politics in the Middle East through a comparative study of five countries--Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.

Robert D. Lee examines each country in terms of four domains in which state and religion necessarily interact: national identity, ideology, institutions, and political culture.

Sunnis and Shi'a is an important book."—Barclay McBain, The Herald "Laurence Louër has written a compelling, authoritative overview of the historical trajectory of Sunni-Shi'a relations across the Middle East.

Politics & Government; Social Issues; Regions. one of the leading scholars on the Middle East, The Shia Revival is the best book by far on Shiism and Shia-Sunni conflicts.

Powerfully. Roy argues later in the book that pan-Islamism, pan-Shiism and pan-Arabism all present imaginary political utopias that are “always a failure.” They compete and overlap with each other and are at a remove from actual political practices based on nationalism and more traditional solidarity groups (notably tribes or clans).

Past Winners of the Book Prize From toThe Washington Institute Book Prize was awarded annually to three outstanding new books that illuminated the Middle East for American readers.

With this prize, The Washington Institute acknowledged the very best new works on the region and encouraged authors and publishers to produce books of. The book starts with an outline of the peculiarities of the Shia way in terms of creed and rituals, its emphasis on martyrdom and mourning, and the history of persecution that many Shia have suffered at the hands of hard-line Sunni powers, boosted by a vehement polemical literature dating from the Middle Ages (which one could find unchanged on.

Roel Meijer, Middle East Journal 'Matthiesen’s The Other Saudis is a good example of a historically grounded approach to the study of sectarianism and communal politics. It presents an exhaustive account of the predicament of Saudi Arabia’s little known Shia community, which is caught in the crossfire between the royal family and the Author: Toby Matthiesen.