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Medieval Islamic Sectarianism
by Christine D. Baker
Arc Humanities Press, 2019
Paper: 978-1-64189-082-3 | eISBN: 978-1-64189-083-0
Library of Congress Classification BP191.B36 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 297.804209560902

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
<div>This book asks readers to re-examine their view of the Islamic world and the development of sectarianism in the Middle East by shining a light on the complexity and diversity of early Islamic society. While Sunni Islam eventually became politically and numerically dominant, Sunni and Shiʿi identities took centuries to develop as independent communities. When modern discussions of sectarianism in the Middle East reduce these identities to a 1400-year war between Sunnis and Shiʿis, we create a false narrative.</div>

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