The Sunna and Shia in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East Ofra Bengio

ISBN: 9781137485588

Published: December 17th 2014

Paperback

300 pages


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The Sunna and Shia in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East  by  Ofra Bengio

The Sunna and Shia in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East by Ofra Bengio
December 17th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 300 pages | ISBN: 9781137485588 | 5.20 Mb

Sunni-Shii relations have undergone significant transformations in recent decades. The 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran had a major spill-over effect on the entire Middle East, and the 2003 war in Iraq transformed the Shiis into the dominant forceMoreSunni-Shii relations have undergone significant transformations in recent decades. The 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran had a major spill-over effect on the entire Middle East, and the 2003 war in Iraq transformed the Shiis into the dominant force in Iraq.

The emergence of Iran as a regional power following Saddam Husayns removal, along with the weakness of the Arab state system, raised the specter of the Shii Crescent threatening Sunni-Arab domination in the region.The present volume demonstrates the complexity of Sunni-Shii relations by analyzing political, ideological, and social encounters between the two communities from early Islamic history to the present.

While analyzing specific case studies in various Middle Eastern regions, the book provides a panoramic picture ranging from hostility to efforts of cooperation and ecumenism.



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