The Shi'a of Lebanon: Clans, Parties and Clerics

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The Shi'a of Lebanon have emerged in the last 30 years to become a major force in Lebanese politics, having previously long been a marginalised political community. Here, Rodger Shanahan examines the reasons behind this transformation from a largely rural population dominated by a handful of elite families, to an assertive sectarian force whose new-found power is exemplified by the emergence and influence of Shi'i political parties, most notably Hezbollah. In this unique and perceptive study, Shanahan explores the ...

The Shi'a of Lebanon: Clans, Parties and Clerics 2011, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781848858145

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The Shi'a of Lebanon: Clans, Parties and Clerics 2005, I. B. Tauris & Company, London

ISBN-13: 9781850437666

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