The Sunna and Shi'a in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780230120921: The Sunna and Shi'a in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Sunni-Shi'i 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 Shi'is into the dominant force in Iraq. The emergence of Iran as a regional power following Saddam Husayn's removal, along with the weakness of the Arab state system, raised the specter of the "Shi'i Crescent" threatening Sunni-Arab domination in the region.  The present volume demonstrates the complexity of Sunni-Shi'i 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ofra Bengio is an associate professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History and senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of Saddam's Word (1998), The Turkish-Israeli Relationship: Changing Ties of Middle Eastern Outsiders (2004), and The Kurds of Iraq: Building a State within a State (2012), as well as the editor of several books on Middle Eastern history.
Meir Litvak is the director of the Center for Iranian Studies and an associate professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Shi'i Scholars of Nineteenth Century Iraq: The 'Ulama’ of Najaf and Karbala’ (1998), co-author of From Empathy to Denial: Arabic Responses to the Holocaust (2009), and editor of several books on Middle Eastern history.

Review:

"Although there have been a few previous works on the subject of ecumenism and conflict in Islam between Sunnism and Shi'ism, none has had the breadth and depth of this book. It will appeal to readers who want to be better informed about an important area that is vital to understanding what is going on the in the Middle East. It contains the work of a good range of writers who are strong in this area." - Moojan Momen, author of An Introduction to Shi'i Islam and Understanding Religion

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781137485588: The Sunna and Shi'a in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1137485582 ISBN 13:  9781137485588
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Meir Litvak (Editor), Ofra Bengio (Editor)
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2011)
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX023012092X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
East West Academic Books LLC
(Burlington, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # UK27018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
East West Academic Books LLC
(Burlington, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New, Fast Delivery , 100 % money back if any problem with product and services. Seller Inventory # ABECA20275

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 89.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2011)
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M023012092X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 98.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ofra Bengio
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2011)
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780230120921

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 107.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Bengio
Published by PALGRAVE
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
East West Academic Books LLC
(Burlington, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PALGRAVE. Condition: New. New,Fast Delivery , 100 % money back if any problem with product and services. Seller Inventory # ABEV3057

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 118.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Ofra Bengio
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2011)
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780230120921

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

LITVAK, MEIR; BENGIO, OFRA
Published by Palgrave (2011)
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave, 2011. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780230120921 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0138573

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 121.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. 2011 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Sunni-Shi i relations have undergone significant transformations in recent decades. In order to understand these developments, the contributors to the present volume demonstrate the complexity of Sunni-Shi i relations by analyzing political, ideological, and social encounters between the two communities from early Islamic history to the present. Seller Inventory # APC9780230120921

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 137.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 023012092X ISBN 13: 9780230120921
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. 2011 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Sunni-Shi i relations have undergone significant transformations in recent decades. In order to understand these developments, the contributors to the present volume demonstrate the complexity of Sunni-Shi i relations by analyzing political, ideological, and social encounters between the two communities from early Islamic history to the present. Seller Inventory # APC9780230120921

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 141.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book