A History of the ‘Alawis: From Medieval Aleppo to the by Stefan Winter PDF

By Stefan Winter

ISBN-10: 0691167788

ISBN-13: 9780691167787

ISBN-10: 0691173893

ISBN-13: 9780691173894

The ‘Alawis, or Alawites, are a renowned non secular minority in northern Syria, Lebanon, and southern Turkey, top recognized at the present time for playing disproportionate political energy in war-torn Syria. during this e-book, Stefan wintry weather deals a whole heritage of the group, from the delivery of the ‘Alawi (Nusayri) sect within the 10th century to only after global battle I, the institution of the French mandate over Syria, and the early years of the Turkish republic. wintry weather attracts on a wealth of Ottoman archival documents and different resources to teach that the ‘Alawis weren't traditionally persecuted as is frequently claimed, yet relatively have been a basic a part of Syrian and Turkish provincial society.

Winter argues that faraway from being excluded at the foundation in their faith, the ‘Alawis have been in truth absolutely built-in into the provincial administrative order. making the most of the industrial improvement of the coastal highlands, really within the Ottoman interval, they fostered a brand new category of neighborhood notables and tribal leaders, participated within the modernizing academic, political, and army reforms of the 19th century, and multiplied their region of cost past its conventional mountain borders to emerge from centuries of Sunni imperial rule as a bona fide sectarian community.

utilizing a powerful array of basic fabrics spanning approximately ten centuries, A heritage of the ‘Alawis presents a vital new narrative in regards to the improvement of ‘Alawi society.

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