The Shi'is of Iraq

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Princeton University Press, 26. 6. 2018

The Shi'is of Iraq provides a comprehensive history of Iraq's majority group and its turbulent relations with the ruling Sunni minority. Yitzhak Nakash challenges the widely held belief that Shi'i society and politics in Iraq are a reflection of Iranian Shi'ism, pointing to the strong Arab attributes of Iraqi Shi'ism. He contends that behind the power struggle in Iraq between Arab Sunnis and Shi'is there exist two sectarian groups that are quite similar. The tension fueling the sectarian problem between Sunnis and Shi'is is political rather than ethnic or cultural, and it reflects the competition of the two groups over the right to rule and to define the meaning of nationalism in Iraq. A new introduction brings this book into the new century and illuminates the role that Shi`is could play in postwar Iraq.

 

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INTRODUCTION
3
The Formative Years
11
The State and the Shiis
73
The Transformation of Rituals and Religious Practices
139
The Decline of Financial and Intellectual Institutions
203
CONCLUSION
269
The Gulf War and its Aftermath
273
The Constitution of the Buraq Quarter of Najaf
283
Important Shii Shrines Tombs and Holy Sites in Iraq
285
Shii Holy Burial Sites
287
Bibliography
289
Index
303
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Yitzhak Nakash teaches Middle Eastern history at Brandeis University. His publications on Iraq and Shi‘i Islam have gained recognition in the United States and Europe as well as in the Arab world and in Iran. He is currently completing a new book focusing on Shi‘ism and nationalism in the Arab world.

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