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

Author: Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : W.W. Norton, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr examines the political and theological antagonisms within the Islamic religion and reveals how those differences have influenced world history over the last fourteen hundred years and will continue to influence events in the future.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
ISBN: 0393353389 9780393353389 0393329682 9780393329681
OCLC Number: 966516438
Notes: Street Smart: 9/6/16.
Description: 320 pages
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.
Other Titles: How conflicts within Islam will shape the future
Responsibility: Vali Nasr.

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