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Introduction

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,...

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Original Title
Sacred Space And Holy War: The Politics, Culture and History of Shi'ite Islam
ISBN13
9781860647369
Edition Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
224 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

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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 t 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.

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