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- DescriptionPresents a comparative study of Islamic sects in the contemporary Arab world. This book argues that conflicts among Muslims arise from the struggle between two opposing forces: religious, doctrinaire authorities (imams) and leaders who derive their authority from power and coercion (emirs).
- Author BiographyFuad I Khuri was a distinguished Lebanese writer and academic. Among his many teaching appointments, he has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Chicago and Oregon, and Professor of Social Anthropology at the American University of Beirut. He has written widely on the contemporary Arab world, covering topics such as social and cultural change, tribal and peasant societies, and religious organisation in Islam. He died in 2003.
- Author(s)Fuad I. Khuri
- PublisherSaqi Books
- Date of Publication14/03/2006
- GenreAlternative Belief Systems
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSaqi Books
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps
- Width135 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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