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352 Pages | 23

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474432689


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The Kizilbash-Alevis in Ottoman Anatolia

Sufism, Politics and Community

Ayfer Karakaya-Stump

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire

  • The first comprehensive social history of the Kizilbash/Alevi communities
  • Combines conventional sources with newly discovered ones generated within the Kizilbash-Alevi milieu itself
  • Argues for a readjustment in focus from pre-Islamic Central Asia to the cosmopolitan Sufi milieu of the Middle East when exploring genealogies of popular Islam in Anatolia
  • Explores the influence of Iraqi Sufism on popular Islam in late medieval and early modern Anatolia
  • Shows the potential of Sufism to provide a basis for social order and give rise to distinct communities
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