Journals Higher Education



01 January 2015

288 Pages | 2 b&w illustrations

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748691449

Bookseller Code (06)

Guardians of Shi'ism

Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

First Edition

Elvire Corboz

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Analyses the networking, philanthropic and political practices of Shi'i clerical figures across borders from a sociological perspective to enhance our understanding of Muslim authority
  • Includes case studies of two prominent families of religious scholars, which explain the continued relevance of Shi'i clerics to Muslim politics and society
  • Engages in the topical debate on transnational Shi'ism by exploring the cross-border religious networks in and beyond the Middle East