The Shi'a of Lebanon: Clans, Parties and Clerics

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Mai 2005



The Shi'a of Lebanon have emerged in the last twenty years to become a major force in Lebanese politics having long been a marginalized political community. Rodger Shanahan's book examines the reasons behind this transformation from a largely rural population dominated by a handful of elite families, to an assertive sectarian force whose new found power is exemplified by the emergence of Shi'a parties such as Amal and Hizballah.


Rodger Shanahan is a visiting fellow at the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific at the University of Sydney, and teaches in the university's Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.


'A highly useful study' Abrar '...(a) highly useful study...' '...provides an insight into a religious community whose numerical strength has struggled to be converted into political power.'Fred Rhodes, The Middle East, November 2005
EAN: 9781850437666
ISBN: 1850437661
Untertitel: 'Library of Modern Middle East'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I B TAURIS
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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