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When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More


Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Caroleen Marji Sayej

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715211
eISBN:
9781501714856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Patriotic Ayatollahs explores the contributions of the Grand Ayatollahs to the process of state and nation-building after the 2003 Iraq war. These figures, the so-called Grand Ayatollahs, the ... More


Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Chad Kia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings, from late fifteenth-century Herat and the early Safavid workshops, illustrate well-known episodes of popular romances––like Leyla & Majnun––that ... More


The Long Shadow of the State: The Iranian Revolution, Saudi Influence, and the Shifting Arguments of anti-Shi‘a Sectarianism in Pakistan

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

in Pan-Islamic Connections: Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190862985
eISBN:
9780190943080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862985.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Studies on the conflict between Sunnis and Shi‘as in Pakistan tend to single out intellectual influences emerging from the Arab monarchies of the Gulf as the paradigm for how sectarian ideas have ... More


Sectarianism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Afshon Ostovar

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The Islamic Republic’s foreign policy is a product of its self-interest, but religion has been an inseparable component of Iranian decisionmaking since the 1979 revolution. Since the revolution, ... More


The Unraveling of Taif: The Limits of Sect-Based Power-Sharing in Lebanon

Joseph Bahout

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The Lebanese political system is based on a sectarian division of constitutional powers and administrative positions, guaranteeing the representation of certain groups while also contributing to ... More


Twitter Wars: Sunni-Shi a Conflict and Cooperation in the Digital Age

Alexandra Siegel

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Amid mounting death tolls in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, sectarian discourse is on the rise across the Arab world—particularly in the online sphere, where extremist voices are amplified and violent ... More


The Political Economy of Sectarianism: How Gulf Regimes Exploit Id En Tity Politics as a Survival Strategy

Justin Gengler

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Arab Gulf rulers face incentives to develop non-economic sources of legitimacy to maintain popular support while maximizing scarce resource revenues. By sowing communal distrust, highlighting ... More


The Roots of Sectarian Law and Order in the Gulf: Bahrain, the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and the Two Historical Disruptions

Staci Strobl

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Criminal justice and policing institutions are the dominant carriers of social order, often drawing upon and reinforcing existing social norms—especially discriminatory norms. In Bahrain and in Saudi ... More


The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia and the Islamic State

Cole Bunzel

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since late 2014 the Islamic State has declared war on Saudi Arabia and launched a series of terrorist attacks on Saudi soil intended to start an uprising. In a further attack on the Saudi kingdom, ... More


Religious Authority and Sectarianism in Lebanon

Alexander D.M. Henley

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Lebanese religious leaders are often treated as authentic representatives of their sects and are given broad powers over religious affairs. However, their leadership is not organic, nor are they ... More


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