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Author Fischer, Michael M. J., 1946-
Title Iran : from religious dispute to revolution / Michael M.J. Fischer.
Imprint Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, [2003]

Author Fischer, Michael M. J., 1946-
Subject Shīʻah -- Iran.
Islam and politics -- Iran.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1941-1979.
Iran -- Religious life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xl, 314 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-303) and index.
Contents 1 CULTURE, HISTORY, AND POLITICS -- Culture, Common Sense, and Symbolic Structures -- History, Politics, and the Sociology of Iranian Islam -- 2 RISE AND DECLINE OF THE MADRASA -- Shi'ite Islam -- The Karbala Paradigm and the Family of the Prophet -- Paradigm, Passion, and Drama -- The Establishment of Shi'ism as a State Religion -- Formation and Defense of the Canon -- The Scriptural School Form -- The Islamic Madrasa -- The Jewish Yeshiva -- The Christian Studium -- Decline of the Scriptural School Form -- 3 MADRASA: STYLE AND SUBSTANCE -- The Madrasa as a Free University.
2 Maraji'-i Taqlid since the Twelfth Imam -- 3 Qum Statistical Profile -- 4 Chronology of Religious and State Administrations -- 5 Budget of the Shrine of Fatima, Hadrat-i Ma'suma, in Qum -- 6 Karbala -- NOTES -- GLOSSARY -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.
Personal Morality -- Reforming Utopia? -- Ritual Drama and Popular Shi'ism -- 6 THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT OF 1977-1979 -- The Social Drama: Political Liberation -- Prologue -- The Breach: Muharram 1977 -- Ramadan and Black Friday, 1978 -- Military Rule and Muharram, 1978 -- Victory 1979 and Its Problems -- Ideological Revolution -- Karbala in the Active Mood -- Governing in the Mold of 'Ali and Muhammad -- A New Era -- EPILOGUE: MUHARRAM 1400/1979 -- The Muharram Drama -- Revolutionary Processes and Youth -- Continuing Conversations -- APPENDIXES -- 1 Courses of Study.
The Institution: Students, Innovations, Problems -- The Ruling Elite and the Role of the Marja'-i Taqlid -- The Vocal Elite and the Role of Wa'iz -- 4 QUM: ARENA OF CONFLICT -- Evolution of the Shrine Town: Shi'ite and Royal -- The Religious Establishment and the Expanding Bureaucratic State -- The Demonstrations of 15 Khordad 1975 -- Technocratic versus Religious Style -- 5 DISCOURSE AND MIMESIS: SHI'ISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE -- Sufism, Self-Development, and the Upper-Class Idiom -- Social Utopia and the Religion of the Ulama -- Political Theory: 'Ali and Husayn -- Islamic Economics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780299184735 (electronic bk.)
0299184730 (electronic bk.)
0299184749 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 294908077
Additional Format Print version: Fischer, Michael M.J., 1946- Iran. Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, [2003] 0299184749 9780299184742 (DLC) 2002074034 (OCoLC)50192499

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