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Shiʻi scholars of nineteenth-century Iraq : the ʻulama" of Najaf and Karbala' Karbala'

Author: Meir Litvak
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge Middle East studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the social and political dynamics of nineteenth-century Shi'ism and through this sheds light on modern debates.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meir Litvak
ISBN: 0521623561 9780521623568
OCLC Number: 37418378
Awards: Winner of British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies 1999.
Description: xiv, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Note on transliteration; List of abbreviations; Map; Introduction; Part I. The Community: Learning and Leadership: 1. The community of learning: concept and organization; 2. Leadership in the age of multiple centers; 3. Monopolization of leadership in Najaf; 4. Diffusion, centralization and politicization; 5. Determinants of status and leadership; Part II. The 'Ulama' Between the Ottomans and Qajars: 6. The shrine cities, the Mamluks and Iran; 7. The 'ulama' and the reassertion of direct Ottoman control; 8. The 'ulama' and Ottoman centralization policy; 9. The changing political triangle, 1875-1904; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Middle East studies.
Responsibility: Meir Litvak.
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