Sacred Space And Holy War
The Politics, Culture and History of Shi'ite Islam
By Juan Cole
(I. B. Tauris, Paperback, 9781860647369, 224pp.)
Publication Date: October 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Juan Cole examines Shi'i Islam as a world religion that has faced modernity on its own terms. He explores the little known history of Shi'i communities as far afield as Bahrain and India, giving attention as well to important centers such as Lebanon , Iraq, and Iran. He demonstrates the way in which the Shi'is have sought to define space and time as sacred, and to defend those spaces from encroachment by the Other, whether that other be Sunni Arab, Hindu, or European Christian.
Juan Cole is Professor of History at the University of Michigan and the editor of International Journal of Middle East Studies.