Alevi Identity
  • Release Date : 30 September 2005
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 210 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781135797249
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Download or read book entitled Alevi Identity by author: Tord Olsson which was release on 30 September 2005 and published by Routledge with total page 210 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. In the rising momentum for new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have also emerged on the scene, demanding due recognition. In this process a number of dramatic events have served as important milestones: the clashes between Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the riots in Istanbul (Gaziosmanpasa) in 1995. Less evocative, but in the long run more significant, has been the rising interest in Alevi folklore and religious practices. Questions have also arisen as to what this branch of Islamic heterodoxy represents in terms of old and new identities. In this book, these questions are addressed by some of the most prominent scholars in the field.

Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity

Author : Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Social Science
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