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By Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere

within the emerging momentum for brand new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have additionally emerged at the scene, challenging due popularity. during this method a few dramatic occasions have served as very important milestones: the clashes among 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. much less evocative, yet ultimately extra major, has been the emerging curiosity in Alevi folklore and spiritual practices. Questions have additionally arisen as to what this department of Islamic heterodoxy represents by way of outdated and new identities. during this e-book, those questions are addressed by way of essentially the most well known students within the field.

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Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives (Transactions (Svenska Forskningsinstitutet I Istanbul), V. 8.) by Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere

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