Medieval Islamic Sectarianism
Titel
Medieval Islamic Sectarianism
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€ 15,95
ISBN
9781641890823
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Paperback
Aantal pagina's
120
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
11.1 x 18.1 cm
Inhoudsopgave
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Timeline Introduction 1: When did Sunnism become orthodox? 2: Non-Sunni Islams Before the Tenth Century 3: The Fatimids and Isma'ili Shi'ism in North Africa 4: The Buyids and Shi'ism in Baghdad Conclusion: Reactions to the Shi'i Century Glossary Further Reading

Christine Baker

Medieval Islamic Sectarianism

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This book asks readers to re-examine their view of the Islamic world and the development of sectarianism in the Middle East by shining a light on the complexity and diversity of early Islamic society. The focus here is on the tenth century, a period in Middle Eastern history that has often been referred to as the "Shi'i Century," when two Shi'i dynasties rose to power: the Fatimids of North Africa and the Buyids of Iraq and Iran. Historians often call the period after the Shi'i Century the "Sunni Revival" because that was when Sunni control was restored, but these terms present a misleading image of a unified medieval Islam that was predominately Sunni. While Sunni Islam eventually became politically and numerically dominant, Sunni and Shi'i identities took centuries to develop as independent communities. When modern discussions of sectarianism in the Middle East reduce these identities to a 1400-year war between Sunnis and Shi'is, we create a false narrative.
Auteur

Christine Baker

Christine D. Baker is an Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received both her PhD in Islamic history (2013) and her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies (2006) from the University of Texas at Austin.