Alevi Identity by Tord Olsson
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Alevi Identity
By Tord Olsson

Alevi Identity

Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives

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Alevi Identity by Tord Olsson

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In the rising momentum for new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have also emerged on the scene, demanding due recognition. In this process a number of dramatic events have served as important milestones: the clashes between 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. Less evocative, but in the long run more significant, has been the rising interest in Alevi folklore and religious practices. Questions have also arisen as to what this branch of Islamic heterodoxy represents in terms of old and new identities. In this book, these questions are addressed by some of the most prominent scholars in the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700710881
ISBN-10: 0700710884
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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