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

By Stefan Winter

The ‘Alawis, or Alawites, are a in demand spiritual minority in northern Syria, Lebanon, and southern Turkey, most sensible identified this day for playing disproportionate political energy in war-torn Syria. during this publication, Stefan iciness bargains a whole background of the group, from the start of the ‘Alawi (Nusayri) sect within the 10th century to only after international warfare 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 files and different resources to teach that the ‘Alawis weren't traditionally persecuted as is usually claimed, yet really have been a primary 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 actually totally built-in into the provincial administrative order. making the most of the commercial 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 armed forces reforms of the 19th century, and accelerated their sector 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 fundamental fabrics spanning approximately ten centuries, A background of the ‘Alawis offers a very important new narrative concerning the improvement of ‘Alawi society.

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