Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2016

288 Pages | 2 black & white illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474412131

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Guardians of Shi'ism

Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

Elvire Corboz

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Enhances our understanding of Muslim authority through a sociological analysis of the networking, philanthropic and political practices of Shi'i clerical actors across borders
  • Includes case studies of two prominent families of religious scholars (al-Hakim and al-Khu'i) to show the continued relevance of Shi'i clerics to Muslim politics and society
  • Deconstructs homogenising views of transnational Shi'ism by comprehending and localising cross-border religious networks in and beyond the Middle East