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What is the difference between the Sunni Muslims and the Shiites? This comprehensive survey of all the Shiite groups traces the history of the individual branches from their beginnings to their current status in the modern world, taking a close look at their special dogmatic and organizational development. It examines the origins of the political dynamism of Shiite Islam with special attention given to the emergence of the Imamite "clergy" and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran. Each chapter includes a full bibliography.
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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 19.05mm | 266g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index, bibliography
  • 0748605096
  • 9780748605095

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The beginnings of the Shia; the Imamiyya or Twelver Shia; the extreme Shia; the Isma Iliyya or Sevener Shia; the Zaydiyya.
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