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By Max Weiss

utilizing Arabic-language assets that experience by no means sooner than been studied or analyzed, Max Weiss paints a nuanced photo of sectarianism in Lebanon below the French Mandate. He demonstrates that sectarianism advanced lengthy sooner than the phenomenon referred to as “political Shi’ism.” This groundbreaking and deeply researched ebook isn't really only narrative historical past; it additionally contains the various most recent severe concept approximately spiritual modernity and colonialism. Weiss illustrates the facility of sectarianism as either a conceptual type and as a suite of practices which are a strength for reliable and confident switch in addition to for department and destruction. through foregrounding old forces that form and direct sectarianism, he additionally indicates how dimensions of sectarianism that not serve a society may be conquer with time.

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