Religion and Society in Qajar Iran
Edited by Robert Gleave
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Religion and Society in Qajar Iran by Robert Gleave
Book DescriptionGleave brings together studies by experts in the area of religion in nineteenth-century Iran in order to present new insights into Qajar religion, political and cultural history. Key topics covered include the relationship between religion and the state, the importance of archival materials for the study of religion, the developments of Qajar religious thought, the position of religious minorities in Qajar Iran, the relationship between religion and Qajar culture, and the centrality of Shi'ite hierarchy and the state.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415338141
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Robert Gleave
Robert Gleave is Reader in Islamic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol. His research interests include Shi'ism, Iranian History after 1500 and Islamic Law. His publications include Islamic Law: Theory and Practice (joint editor), London, 1996 and Inevitable Doubt: Two Theories of Shi'i Jurisprudence (Leiden, 2000).
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