New PDF release: Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives

By Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere

ISBN-10: 0700710876

ISBN-13: 9780700710874

ISBN-10: 0700710884

ISBN-13: 9780700710881

within the emerging momentum for brand spanking new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have additionally emerged at the scene, tough due popularity. during this technique a few dramatic occasions have served as vital milestones: the clashes among Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the riots in Istanbul (Gaziosmanpasa) in 1995. much less evocative, yet ultimately extra major, has been the emerging curiosity in Alevi folklore and non secular practices. Questions have additionally arisen as to what this department of Islamic heterodoxy represents by way of previous and new identities. during this ebook, those questions are addressed through one of the most sought after students within the field.

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Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives (Transactions (Svenska Forskningsinstitutet I Istanbul), V. 8.) by Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere

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