The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape The Future
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future
A New York Times Bestseller
"Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes."―Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books
From Publishers Weekly
One of the least remarked upon aspects of the war in Iraq, at least in the American press, has been how conflict and instability in that country have shaken the delicate balance of power between Sunni and Shia throughout the wider region. Nasr, professor of Middle East and South Asia politics at the Naval Postgraduate School, tackles this question head-on for a Western audience. His account begins with a cogent, engrossing introduction to the history and theology of Shia Islam, encapsulating the intellectual and political...