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Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies
  • Ahmed E SOUAIAIA, University of Iowa

The 'Arab Spring' that began in 2011 has placed a spotlight on the transfer of political power in Islamic societies, reviving old questions about the place of political dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization and raising new ones about the place of religion in modern Islamic societies.

In Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, Ahmed E. Souaiaia examines the complex historical evolution of Islamic civilization in an effort to trace the roots of the paradigms and principles of Islamic political and legal theories. This study is one of the first attempts at providing a fuller picture of the place of dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization by interpreting Sunni and Shi`i records in the context of little-known Ibad?i political and legal materials. As the oldest sect, Ibad?iyyah provides a record of the ways sectarianism and dissent developed and impinged on Islamic society and thought.

  • Islamic law,
  • political theory,
  • social theory,
  • revolution theory,
  • Islamic societies
Publication Date
Fall December 18, 2013
Palgrave Macmillan
Citation Information
Ahmed E SOUAIAIA. Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies. (2013)
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