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Religious minorities in the Middle East : domination, self-empowerment, accommodation

Author: Anh Nga Longva; Anne Sofie Roald
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, v. 108.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relationship between religious majorities and minorities in the Middle East is often construed as one of domination versus powerlessness. While this may indeed be the case, to claim that this is only or always so is to give a simplified picture of a complex reality. Such a description lays emphasis on the challenges faced by the minorities, while overlooking their astonishing ability to mobilize internal and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anh Nga Longva; Anne Sofie Roald
ISBN: 9789004207424 9004207422
OCLC Number: 748330806
Notes: The result of a workshop held in 2008 in Bergen, Norway and in 2009 in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Description: viii, 369 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of ContributorsPrefaceIntroduction: Domination, Self-empowerment, Accommodation, Anh Nga LongvaPART I: NON-MUSLIM MINORITIES1. Millets: Past and Present, Maurits H. van den Boogert2. From the Dhimma to the Capitulations: Memory and Experience of Protection in Lebanon, Anh Nga Longva3. Contemporary Muslim-Christian Relations in Egypt: Local Dynamics and Foreign Influences, Gregoire Delhaye4. Land, Law, and Family Protection in the West Bank, Bard Kartveit5. Conviviality and Conflict in Contemporary Aleppo, Annika Rabo6. Freedom of Religion in Sudan, Anne Sofie Roald7. From Power to Powerlessness: Zoroastrianism in Iranian History. Michael Stausberg8. Bahaʾis of Iran: Power, Prejudices, and Persecution, Margit WarburgPART II: MUSLIM MINORITIES9. Shiʿi Identity Politics in Saudi Arabia, Laurence Louer10. Nationalism and Confessionalism: Shiʿis, Druzes and Alawis in Syria and Lebanon, Kais M. Firro11. Education and Minority Empowerment in the Middle East, Catherine Le Thomas12. Alevis in Turkish Politics, Ali Carkoglu and Nazli Cagin Bilgili13. Nationalism and Religion in Contemporary Iran, Eliz SanasarianConclusion: Nation-Building and Minority Rights in the Middle East, Elizabeth PicardIndex
Series Title: Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, v. 108.
Responsibility: edited by Anh Nga Longva, Anne Sofie Roald.

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Focusing on the situation of both Muslim and non-Muslim religious minorities in the Middle East, this volume offers an analysis of various strategies of resilience and accommodation from a historical  Read more...

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