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The Resource Religion and state in Syria : the Sunni Ulama from coup to revolution, Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh

Religion and state in Syria : the Sunni Ulama from coup to revolution, Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh

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Religion and state in Syria : the Sunni Ulama from coup to revolution
Title
Religion and state in Syria
Title remainder
the Sunni Ulama from coup to revolution
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "This book affords an entirely new perspective on Syria as it stands at the crossroads of political, social and religious fragmentation"--
  • "While Syria has been dominated since the 1960s by a determinedly secular regime, the uprising that began there in 2011 has raised many questions about the role of Islam in the country's politics. This book, which is based on the author, Ĵs extensive fieldwork in Syria, Ĵs mosques and schools and on interviews with local Muslim scholars, is the first comprehensive study of the country, Ĵs little-known religious scene and its most influential actors, the ulama. It demonstrates that with the eradication of the Muslim Brothers after the failed insurrection of 1982, Sunni men of religion became the only voice of the Islamic trend in the country. Through educational programs, the establishment of charitable foundations, and their deft handling of tribal and merchant networks, they took advantage of popular disaffection with secular ideologies to increase their influence over society. In recent years, with the Islamic resurgence, the Alawi-dominated Ba, IJthist regime was compelled to bring the clergy into the political fold. This ambiguous relationship was exposed in 2011 by the division of the Sunni clergy between regime supporters, bystanders, and opponents. This book affords an entirely new perspective on Syrian society as it stands at the crossroads of political and social fragmentation"--
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Pierret, Thomas
Dewey number
956.91
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Middle East studies
Series volume
41
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • ∩zb al-Baдh al-Ёrab婠al-Ishtir填婠(Syria)
  • Ulama
  • Syria
  • Syria
Label
Religion and state in Syria : the Sunni Ulama from coup to revolution, Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The era of the 'founding sheikhs' (1920-79); 2. Landscapes after the battle (1979-2007); 3. (Re)defining orthodoxy against reformist trends; 4. The turban and the chequebook: political economy of the Syrian religious elite; 5. Ulama and Islamists in the political field; 6. Reforms and revolution; 7. Conclusion
Control code
000049172338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781107609907
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012016897
Label
Religion and state in Syria : the Sunni Ulama from coup to revolution, Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The era of the 'founding sheikhs' (1920-79); 2. Landscapes after the battle (1979-2007); 3. (Re)defining orthodoxy against reformist trends; 4. The turban and the chequebook: political economy of the Syrian religious elite; 5. Ulama and Islamists in the political field; 6. Reforms and revolution; 7. Conclusion
Control code
000049172338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781107609907
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012016897

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