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Shi'is of Iraq

ISBN-10: 0691115753
ISBN-13: 9780691115757
Edition: 2nd 1994 (Revised)
Authors: Yitzhak Nakash
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Description: Updated with a new introduction by the author, this book examines the history & condition of the Shiite population in Iraq, from the rise of Najaf & Karbala as Shioah strongholds in the 17th century, to the collapse of the Iraqi monarchy in 1958.

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Updated with a new introduction by the author, this book examines the history & condition of the Shiite population in Iraq, from the rise of Najaf & Karbala as Shioah strongholds in the 17th century, to the collapse of the Iraqi monarchy in 1958.

Preface
Introduction to the 2003 Paperback Edition
A Note on Transliteration
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Formative Years
The Making of Iraqi Shi'i Society
Iraq the Frontier
The Shrine Cities
The Conversion of the Tribes to Shi'ism
The Nature of the Conversion
Years of Upheaval
The Impact of Two Revolutions
Muslim Unity and the Jihad Movement
The 1919 Plebiscite
The 1920 Revolt
The State and the Shi'is
Exercising Social Control
Containing the Mujtahids
Managing the Tribal Shaykhs
Baghdad and the Shrine Cities
The Blow to the Status of Persians
Human Dilemmas
The Search for Political Representation
Recognizing the State
The 1935 Revolt
The Bid for Power
The Radical Options
The Transformation of Rituals and Religious Practices
The Commemoration of 'Ashura'
The Nature of the Muharram Observances
The Mujtahids and the Muharram Observances
The State and 'Ashura'
Pilgrimage to the Shrine Cities and the Cult of the Saints
Foreign Pilgrimage
Internal Visitation
The Corpse Traffic
Development and Socioeconomic Functions
The Religious Creed versus the Social Order
The State and the Corpse Traffic
The Decline of Financial and Intellectual Institutions
Shi'i Money and the Shrine Cities
The Building of an Economic Base
The Oudh Bequest
The Consequences of Dependency on Foreign Funds
The Shi'i Madrasa in Iraq
Features and Functions
Signs of Decline
A New Iraqi Shi'i Madrasa
Conclusion
Epilogue: The Gulf War and its Aftermath
The Constitution of the Buraq Quarter of Najaf
Important Shi'i Shrines, Tombs, and Holy Sites in Iraq
Shi'i Holy Burial Sites
Bibliography
Index

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