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The Shia revival : how conflicts within Islam will shape the future

Author: Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Considers the ways in which struggles between the Shia and Sunni in the Middle East will affect the region's future, offering insight into the power conflicts between Iran and Saudi Arabia for political and spiritual leadership of the Muslim world.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
ISBN: 0393062112 9780393062113 9780393329681 0393329682
OCLC Number: 66463741
Description: 287 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: The other Islam : who are the Shia? --
The making of Shia politics --
The fading promise of nationalism --
Khomeini's moment --
The battle of Islamic fundamentalisms --
The tide turns --
Iraq : the first Arab Shia state --
The rise of Iran --
The battle for the Middle East.
Responsibility: Vali Nasr.
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