Stock Image

The Vanished Imam: Musa Al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon

Ajami, Fouad

46 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 185043025X / ISBN 13: 9781850430254
Published by I. B. Tauris, London, 1986
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
From Reader's Corner, Inc. (Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 11, 2000

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 20.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

This is a fine, as new, hardcover first editon copy, gray cloth binding, no DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 075536

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Vanished Imam: Musa Al Sadr and the Shia...

Publisher: I. B. Tauris, London

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1978, Musa al Sadr, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Shia sect in Lebanon, disappeared mysteriously while on a visit to Libya. As in the Shia myth of the "Hidden Imam," this modern-day Imam left his followers upholding his legacy and awaiting his return. Considered an outsider when he had arrived in Lebanon in 1959 from his native Iran, he gradually assumed the role of charismatic mullah, and was instrumental in transforming the Shia, a quiescent and downtrodden Islamic minority, into committed political activists.

What sort of person was Musa al Sadr? What beliefs in the Shia doctrine did his life embody? Where did he fit into the tangle of Lebanon's warring factions? What was behind his disappearance? In this fascinating and compelling narrative, Fouad Ajami resurrects the Shia's neglected history, both distant and recent, and interweaves the life and work of Musa al Sadr with the larger strands of the Shia past.

Review:

"Important and insightful."―New York Times Book Review

"The questions Ajami raises are likely to remain central; he is challenging some of the fundamental assumptions with which many Arab and Western students of Arab history and politics have worked in recent decades."―Itamar Rabinovich, New Republic



"The Vanished Imam offers much more than a utilitarian account of recent developments in Lebanon. It takes the raw stuff of daily politics and turns it into a classic account of human achievement and strife. The details are local, but Mr. Ajami endows the story with a universal significance. His tale of the stranger who transforms a people and then, when his work is done, reenacts its most sacred drama, has the literary power of a masterpiece." –Daniel Pipes, Wall Street Journal



"Fouad Ajami is both a Shiite from South Lebanon and an American political scientist. In this fascinating and illuminating book he combines the understanding and concern that are the birthright of the one with the acumen and integrity that are the aspiration of the other."―Bernard Lewis

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

Store Description

The Reader's Corner is such fun,it's too bad you have to buy our books on line. We have eight foot tall outside bookshelves across the entire front of the store. There is a money slot in the door for night sales, which go to support National Public Radio. Inside, which can be too crowded at times, are surprisingly good books, only 1% are ever listed on-line. We also sell records, music cd's, comic books, mags, computer software and games. Best of all is the found art decorating every spare spot. The motto on the front door: NO SHOOTING, NO SMOKING, NO MOONING THE MANAGEMENT.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Paypal or check. Shipping by USPS Priority Mail $6.50 first volume/$4 each add. vol.This is for octavo sized books only, oversize books will be more. USPS bookrate $3.50 first vol/$1.75 each add. vol. (I cover all Dust Jackets with Brodart Mylar protectors).(For EU: Reader's Corner, 3201 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh N.C., 27607, readcorner@aol.com)


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check PayPal