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Sectarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects or possessing different beliefs. Sectarian...

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Sectarianism

Mark Lyons.

in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional Political Studies. 1668 words.

In Australia's political and social history, sectarianism most commonly refers to conflicts between groups identifying themselves as Roman Catholics or

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Sectarianism

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 234 words.

Although the Quran warns against sectarianism (e.g., 30:31–32), divisions and sects emerged within the Muslim community as early as

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Sectarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects or possessing different beliefs. Sectarian...

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Sectarian Works

Hardip Singh Syan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Sikhism. 5098 words.

This article discusses the sectarian works of the Minas and Hindalis from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century. It attempts to display how sectarian savants represented a...

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Liverpool Sectarianism

Keith Daniel Roberts.

December 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 304 pages.

For a period spanning two centuries the sectarian (‘orange’ versus ‘green’) divide in Liverpool soured relations between its residents. Indeed, the city’s political representatives were...

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Sectarian Conflict

THOMAS P. POWER.

in Land, Politics, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Tipperary

October 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 24764 words.

This chapter discusses sectarian conflict in Tipperary. The decade of the 1760s saw the conjunction of a unique set of circumstances in the political, legal, economic, and religious...

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Sectarian Balancing

Frederic M. Wehrey.

in Sectarian Politics in the Gulf

December 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 5040 words.

This chapter examines “sectarian balancing” (co-opting Sunnis to balance the Shi'a) in the Bahraini Parliament. In the midst of the Iraq War, the ruling Al Khalifa family in Bahrain tried...

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Sectarian Groups

Johanna Harris.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 8040 words.

This chapter discusses the grey areas between conformity and separatism, and the problem of Puritanism in this context, beginning with the radical inheritances of England’s earliest...

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The Matter of Sectarianism

Max Weiss.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History. 8459 words.

This chapter provides an introduction to the problem of sectarianism in the modern Middle East. Although the focus is on the Eastern Mediterranean from the mid-nineteenth century through...

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The Culture of Sectarianism

Ussama Makdisi.

July 2000; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History. 274 pages.

Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, this book shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. It challenges those who have...

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Qumran Calendars and Sectarianism

Sacha Stern.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 10084 words.

The main principles of Qumran calendars are known to most scholars, but only a small circle of specialists have studied them in detail. The centrality of the calendars to Qumran culture,...

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On Sunni Sectarianism*

A. Kevin Reinhart.

in Living Islamic History

April 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 7324 words.

This chapter discusses the development of the disdain for disputational theology and the development of resources for an anti-pluralist understanding of Islam. It applies the two notions of...

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Differentiating racism and sectarianism

Chris Gilligan.

in Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 13510 words.

This chapter examines the debate regarding whether or not sectarianism should be thought of as something distinct from racism. The author argues that there are many forms of racism –...

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The Rise of Sectarianism

Keith Daniel Roberts.

in Liverpool Sectarianism

December 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11073 words.

The chapter demonstrates how the arrival of the famine Irish changed (or reinforced) attitudes in the port in a decidedly anti-Irish/Catholic direction. It portrays how the presence of the...

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Jihadism, Sectarianism and Talibanism

Christophe Jaffrelot.

in The Pakistan Paradox

August 2015; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 25131 words.

In the 1980s, the rise of sectarianism resulted in a new form of conflict between Shias and Sunnis. At the same time, the anti Soviet jihad in Afghanistan was the crucible of new Islamist...

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Utilitarianism contra Sectarianism

Greg Melleuish and Stephen A. Chavura.

in Only in Australia

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History; Public Economics. 8538 words.

This chapter argues that one of the great myths of Australian political, social, and cultural development is that it is an almost uniquely secular country which has always been guided by...

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The New Sectarianism

Geneive Abdo.

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Islam. 264 pages.

The Shi’a–Sunni conflict is one of the most significant outcomes arising from the Arab rebellions. Yet, there is little understanding of who is driving this tension and the underlying...

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sectarianism

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 41 words.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects

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sectarianism

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 41 words.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects

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Sectarianism

Anthony J. Saldarini.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 3061 words.

Second Temple Jewish society included a number of groups with distinctive outlooks, practices, social relationships, and political stances. A group

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