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A concise history of Sunnis & Shi'is, John McHugo

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A concise history of Sunnis & Shi'is
Title
A concise history of Sunnis & Shi'is
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John McHugo
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Concise history of Sunnis and Shi'is
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating and richly layered account of how and why the great divide in Islam--between Sunnis and Shi'is--occurred. Charting the history of Islam from the death of the Prophet Mohammed to the present day, McHugo describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi'ism evolved as different and contending sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi' Sfavids ensured that the split would continue into the modern age. Today the full, destructive force of this historical conflict for the soul of the Muslim world is expressed by the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran--with no end in sight. Definitive, insightful, and accessible, A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development, and manipulation of the schism that has come to define Islam and the Muslim world. Includes five black & white maps, a glossary, and a list of sources and further reading
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YDX
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1951-
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McHugo, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islamic sects
  • Sunnites
  • Shiites
  • Sunnites
  • Shīʻah
Label
A concise history of Sunnis & Shi'is, John McHugo
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2017 in Great Britain by Saqi Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning : before there were Sunnis and Shi'is -- How civil war came to Islam -- Of Umayyads and Abbasids -- The split between Sunnis and Shi'is -- Of Ismailis, Assassins, Druze, Zaydis, Gnostic Shi'is, Alawis and Sufis -- How Iran became Shi'i -- The Ottoman empire, India and the Muslim reformation -- The long nineteenth century and the coming of western dominance -- Between the two world wars -- Tides ebb and flow -- The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War -- From the Iranian Revolution to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq -- Wedges into fault-ines
Control code
on1037050183
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780863569265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1037050183
Label
A concise history of Sunnis & Shi'is, John McHugo
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2017 in Great Britain by Saqi Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning : before there were Sunnis and Shi'is -- How civil war came to Islam -- Of Umayyads and Abbasids -- The split between Sunnis and Shi'is -- Of Ismailis, Assassins, Druze, Zaydis, Gnostic Shi'is, Alawis and Sufis -- How Iran became Shi'i -- The Ottoman empire, India and the Muslim reformation -- The long nineteenth century and the coming of western dominance -- Between the two world wars -- Tides ebb and flow -- The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War -- From the Iranian Revolution to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq -- Wedges into fault-ines
Control code
on1037050183
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780863569265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1037050183

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