Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Political Islam

Hizbullah's Institutional Identity

Authors: Hage Ali, Mohanad

  • Emphasizes the relevance of nationalism studies to Islamic Movements
  • Introduces the Hizbullah’s previously unpublished narratives
  • Provides new research of the organization’s institutions from within
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This book sheds light on how Hizbullah has transformed religious rituals and supernatural narratives in order to mobilize the Shi’a community. The author examines how Hizbullah has altered its institutional structure and reconstructed Lebanese Shi’a history in a manner similar to that of nationalist movements. Through fieldwork and research, the project finds that Hizbullah has centralized around the concept of Wilayat al-Fagih (Gaurdianship of the Islamic Jurists): in essence, the absolute authority of Iran’s Supreme Leader over the Shi’a “nation.”

About the authors


Mohanad Hage Ali is Lecturer at the Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon. He is also Director of Communications at the Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut, Lebanon. 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Construction of Hizbullah’s Identity

    Hage Ali, Mohanad

    Pages 1-25

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  • The Role of Hizbullah’s Institutions in the Reconstruction of Shiʿi Identity

    Hage Ali, Mohanad

    Pages 27-64

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  • The Reconstructed History of the Lebanese Shiʿa

    Hage Ali, Mohanad

    Pages 65-92

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  • Hizbullah’s Reconstruction of History

    Hage Ali, Mohanad

    Pages 93-132

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  • The Supernatural in Hizbullah’s Identity

    Hage Ali, Mohanad

    Pages 133-174

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60426-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60425-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Political Islam
Book Subtitle
Hizbullah's Institutional Identity
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60426-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60426-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60425-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 249
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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