Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape The Future by Vali NasrShia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape The Future by Vali Nasr

Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape The Future

byVali Nasr

Paperback | March 27, 2007

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Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for his "concise and coherent" analysis (Wall Street Journal, front-page profile). In this "remarkable work" (Anderson Cooper), Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam, providing a unique and objective understanding of the 1,400-year bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis and shedding crucial light on its modern-day consequences.
Vali Nasr is Dean and Professor of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Title:Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape The FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:March 27, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393329682

ISBN - 13:9780393329681


Editorial Reviews

“Provocative.” — Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times)“Brilliant and very readable.” — Trudy Rubin (Philadelphia Inquirer)“[A] must-read for those who find themselves perplexed about the sectarian violence in Iraq, the unpredictable politics of Iran, and the suddenly resurgent Hezbollah in Lebanon.” — Robert Hunt (Dallas Morning News)“Smart, clear and timely.” — Warren Bass (Washington Post)“Fast moving, engaging and ultimately unnerving.... is at its most provocative when exposing how the Sunni-Shiite power imbalance seeps out of classrooms and infects life on the ground.” — Irshad Manji (New York Times Book Review)“This book offers compelling corrective reading.... Broad-ranging and detailed, but still eminently readable.” — L. Carl Brown (Foreign Affairs)