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By Stefan Winter

The ‘Alawis, or Alawites, are a admired non secular minority in northern Syria, Lebanon, and southern Turkey, most sensible identified this day for taking part in disproportionate political strength in war-torn Syria. during this ebook, Stefan iciness deals a whole background of the group, from the delivery of the ‘Alawi (Nusayri) sect within the 10th century to simply after global warfare I, the institution of the French mandate over Syria, and the early years of the Turkish republic. iciness attracts on a wealth of Ottoman archival documents and different resources to teach that the ‘Alawis weren't traditionally persecuted as is usually claimed, yet relatively have been a primary a part of Syrian and Turkish provincial society.

Winter argues that faraway from being excluded at the foundation in their faith, the ‘Alawis have been in reality totally built-in into the provincial administrative order. making the most of the industrial improvement of the coastal highlands, really within the Ottoman interval, they fostered a brand new type of neighborhood notables and tribal leaders, participated within the modernizing academic, political, and armed forces reforms of the 19th century, and elevated their region of cost past its conventional mountain borders to emerge from centuries of Sunni imperial rule as a bona fide sectarian community.

utilizing a powerful array of fundamental fabrics spanning approximately ten centuries, A background of the ‘Alawis offers an important new narrative concerning the improvement of ‘Alawi society.

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