The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future


By (author) Vali Nasr

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 4 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393329682
  • ISBN 13: 9780393329681
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: map
  • Sales rank: 89,861

Product description

In this "smart, clear and timely" book ("Washington Post"), Vali Nasr, one of America's leading commentators on the Middle East, dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam. His "concise and coherent" ("The Wall Street Journal") analysis provides an objective understanding of the 1,400-year struggle between Shias and Sunnis, and sheds light on its modern-day consequences.

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Author information

VALI NASR is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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"I'm reading a book by Vali Nasr, The Shia Revival. He says the biggest legacy of Iraq is not extra terrorism but the ignition of the Shia-Sunni divide." Martin Amis, The Independent on Sunday "The value of Mr Nasr's account lies in the context he gives to today's headlines." The Economist "Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes." New York Review of Books"