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Shi'ites of Lebanon : Modernism, Communism, and Hizbullah's Islamists (Reprint) (Paperback) (Rula Jurdi

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The complex history of Lebanese Shi‘ites has traditionally been portrayed as rooted in religious and sectarian forces. The Abisaabs uncover a more nuanced account in which colonialism, the modern state, social class, and provincial politics profoundly shaped Shi‘i society.The authors trace the sociopolitical, economic, and intellectual transformation of the Shi‘ites of Lebanon from 1920 during the French colonial period until the late twentieth century. They shed light on the relationship of contemporary Islamic militancy with traditions of religious modernism and leftism in both Lebanon and Iraq. Analyzing the interaction between sacred and secular features of modern Shi‘ite society, the authors clearly follow the group’s turn toward religious revolution and away from secular activism. This book transforms our understanding of twentieth-century Lebanese history and demonstrates how the rise of Hizbullah was conditioned by Shi‘ites’ consistent marginalization and neglect by the Lebanese state.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 350
Genre: History, Social Science
Series Title: Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
Author: Rula Jurdi Abisaab & Malek Abisaab
Language: English
Street Date: January 16, 2017
TCIN: 52094931
UPC: 9780815635093
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-1234
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