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A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is (Paperback): John McHugo

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is (Paperback)

John McHugo

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The 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi`is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many other countries, with tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalating. In this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo reveals how this great divide occurred. Charting the story of Islam from the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, he describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi`ism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi`i Safavids contrived to ensure that the split would continue into modern times. Now its full, destructive force has been brought out by the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim world. Definitive and insightful, A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is shows that there was nothing inevitable about the sectarian conflicts that now disfigure Islam. It is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development and manipulation of the great schism that has come to define Islam and the Muslim world.

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Imprint: Saqi Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2019
Authors: John McHugo
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-0-86356-926-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Islamic studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Islam
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LSN: 0-86356-926-9
Barcode: 9780863569265

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