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By Stefan Winter

The ‘Alawis, or Alawites, are a fashionable non secular minority in northern Syria, Lebanon, and southern Turkey, most sensible recognized at the present time for taking part in disproportionate political energy in war-torn Syria. during this publication, Stefan wintry weather deals a whole historical past of the group, from the delivery of the ‘Alawi (Nusayri) sect within the 10th century to simply after international struggle I, the institution of the French mandate over Syria, and the early years of the Turkish republic. wintry weather attracts on a wealth of Ottoman archival documents and different resources to teach that the ‘Alawis weren't traditionally persecuted as is frequently claimed, yet particularly 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 actually absolutely built-in into the provincial administrative order. taking advantage of the commercial improvement of the coastal highlands, fairly within the Ottoman interval, they fostered a brand new type of neighborhood notables and tribal leaders, participated within the modernizing academic, political, and army reforms of the 19th century, and elevated their quarter of payment past its conventional mountain borders to emerge from centuries of Sunni imperial rule as a bona fide sectarian community.

utilizing a powerful array of basic fabrics spanning approximately ten centuries, A heritage of the ‘Alawis presents a vital new narrative in regards to the improvement of ‘Alawi society.

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