Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East

Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East

By: Deborah Amos

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Hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims displaced or exiled by the conflict in Iraq have spread across the Middle East, unbalancing that sensitive region. From Amman to Beirut and Damascus, Deborah Amos follows the impact of one of the great migrations of modern times.

The history of the Middle East tells us that one of the greatest problems of the last forty years has been that of a displaced population, angered by their inability to safely return home and resume ownership of their property--as they see it. Now, the pattern has been repeated. A new population of exiles, as large as the Palestinians, has been created.

This particular displacement stirs up the historic conflict between Sunni and Shia. More significant even than the creation of colonial nation states a century ago, the alienation of the Sunni middle class has the capacity to cause resounding resentments across the region for generations to come.

Title: Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East

Author Name: Deborah Amos

Categories: Middle East History,

Publisher: PublicAffairs: March 2010

ISBN Number: 1586486497

ISBN Number 13: 9781586486495

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 195026