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The Shi'a Worlds and Iran

By: Group of Scholars, Edited by Sabrina Mervin


Language: English


From Africa to Asia, Twelver Shi'a form significant minority and, in some cases, majority communities. Geography and history place Iran at the center of these worlds. But to what extent can we speak of an 'Iranian Mode' that these groups follow?

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Product Details
Language: English
Format: Softcover
Pages: 359 pp
Publisher: Saqi, 2010
Product Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm
ISBN-13: 9780863564062
Topic: Shi'a

This meticulously researched volume presents the Shi'a worlds in all their complexities, exploring the tenuous relations between these groups and Iran while shedding light on the understudied Shi'a communities in the Gulf, Turkey, Afghanistan and Senegal.
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