Title The Shia Revival
Subtitle How Conflicts Within Islam will Shape the Future
Author Vali Nasr
ISBN 9780393353389
List price USD 16.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 320
Book size 140 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2016
Original publisher W W Norton & Company
Published in India by W W Norton & Company
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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“ Brilliant, Clear, and Erudite”

—Karen Armstrong, author of Fields of Blood


“The value of Mr. Nasr’s account lies in the context he gives to today’s headlines.”

— The Economist


“Broad-ranging and detailed, but still eminently readable.”

— L. Carl Brown, Foreign Affairs


“Arguably the best book on the market that provides a critical background to the emotionally charged events we have been witnessing in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and beyond.”

— Nader Hashemi, Globe and Mail



“Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.” —Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books

One of America’s leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam in this “smart, clear and timely” book (Washington Post). Still essential and still timely ten years after its original publication, The Shia Revival provides a unique and objective understanding of the 1,400 - year bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis and sheds crucial light on its modern-day consequences. A new epilogue elucidates the rise of ISIS and ongoing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.



Author’s Note


Chapter 1. The Other Islam: Who are the Shia?

Chapter 2. The Making of Shia Politics

Chapter 3. The Fading Promise of Nationalism

Chapter 4. Khomeini’s Moment

Chapter 5. The Battle of Islamic Fundamentalisms

Chapter 6. The Tide Turns

Chapter 7. Iraq: The First Arab Shia State

Chapter 8. The Rise of Iran

Chapter 9. The Battle for the Middle East






About the Author:

Vali Nasr is Dean and Professor of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.


Target Audience:

People interested in History, International Relations and Islam

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