Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 266 pp.
Contents: Silvia Naef/Farian Sabahi: The Other Shiites: An Introduction – Gökhan Çetinsaya: The Ottoman View of the Shiite
Community of Iraq in the Late Nineteenth Century – Hans-Lukas Kieser: The Anatolian Alevis’ Ambivalent Encounter with Modernity
in Late Ottoman and Early Republican Turkey – Hussein Gharbieh: Hizbullah and the Legacy of Imam Musa al-Sadr – Daniel Meier:
The Shiites of Lebanon in the Post-War Era: a New Identity? – Mariam Abou Zahab: The Politicization of the Shia Community
in Pakistan in the 1970s and 1980s – Yitzhak Nakash: The Muharram Rituals and the Cult of the Saints among Iraqi Shiites –
Sabrina Mervin: ‘Ashura’: Some Remarks on Ritual Practices in Different Shiite Communities (Lebanon and Syria) – Michel Boivin:
Representations and Symbols in Muharram and Other Rituals: Fragments of Shiite Worlds from Bombay to Karachi – Alessandro
Monsutti: Image of the Self, Image of the Other: Social Organization and the Role of ‘Ashura’ among the Hazaras of Quetta
(Pakistan) – Nile Green: Shiism, Sufism and Sacred Space in the Deccan: Counter-Narratives of Saintly Identity in the Cult
of Shah Nur – Gabrielle Van den Berg: The ‘Sura of the Gift’ in the Oral Tradition of the Ismailis of Tajik Badakhshan – Werner
Ende: Success and Failure of a Shiite Modernist: Muhammad ibn Muhammad Mahdi al-Khalisi (1890-1963) – Stephan Rosiny: The
Twelver Shia Online: Challenges for its Religious Authorities.