Web site contribution
Sunnis and Shi‘a. A Political History. Interview with Laurence Louër
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Islamic world, Sunnis, Shi'a, political history
Laurence Louër is the author of recently published Sunnis and Shi‘a. A Political History, with Princeton University Press. A great specialist of Shia Islam and politics as well as identity politics in the Middle East, Laurence answers our questions and helps us better understand the – mimetic – rivalry between Shi‘a and Sunni and its relation to other identities and political objectives. Interview by Miriam Perier, CERI.