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

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

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By (author) Vali Nasr

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 33mm | 431g
  • 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: 92,452

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Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for his "concise and coherent" analysis (Wall Street Journal, front-page profile). In this "remarkable work" (Anderson Cooper), Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam, providing a unique and objective understanding of the 1,400-year bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis and shedding crucial light on its modern-day consequences.

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Vali Nasr is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Born in Iran, he now lives in La Jolla, California.

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"Provocative." -- Thomas L. Friedman "Brilliant and very readable." -- Trudy Rubin "[A] must-read for those who find themselves perplexed about the sectarian violence in Iraq, the unpredictable politics of Iran, and the suddenly resurgent Hezbollah in Lebanon." -- Robert Hunt "Smart, clear and timely." -- Warren Bass "Fast moving, engaging and ultimately unnerving... The Shia Revival is at its most provocative when exposing how the Sunni-Shiite power imbalance seeps out of classrooms and infects life on the ground." -- Irshad Manji "This book offers compelling corrective reading... Broad-ranging and detailed, but still eminently readable." -- L. Carl Brown