Shi'ism: A Religion of Protest Hardcover – January 31, 2011
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You can't make sense of the news from the Middle East without some understanding of the ancient division between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims. Shi'ism: A Religion of Protest, by Hamid Dabashi, offers a comprehensive new history of Shi'ite theology, history, and politics, down to the current conflict in Iraq. (Adam Kirsch Barnes and Noble Review 2011-02-04)
[A] challenging and brilliant new book...Dabashi's extraordinarily rich and powerful book takes Shiism out of the sectarian ghettos where it was largely confined when it became an ideological weapon of the Persian Empire in its rivalry with the Sunni Ottomans. By emancipating Shiism from its instrumental use by the Islamic Republic of Iran, he has performed a vital cultural--and political--service. (Malise Ruthven New York Review of Books 2011-12-22)
- Hardcover : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0674049454
- Item Weight : 1.88 pounds
- ISBN-13 : 978-0674049451
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.25 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Belknap Press; 0th Edition (January 31, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,134,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So...in sum... read it for enjoyment - yes. Read it for insight into the author's life, times, and perspective - yes. Read it for facts or for coursework or academic articles on Shi'ism - no.
Note the star rating is for this kindle version, I have found the book interesting and insightful, and would definitely rate the print version higher.