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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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The Contemporary Middle East: A Historical Primer

Chibli Mallat.

in Introduction to Middle Eastern Law

July 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 6341 words.

This chapter presents an introduction to modern Middle Eastern political history. Modern Middle Eastern history can be summarized as a succession of defining eras over the past two...

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Center and Periphery

William E. Nelson.

in The Common Law in Colonial America

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law; Comparative Law. 4775 words.

This chapter shows how the late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century legal system of Virginia developed to preserve the power of local governments presided over by elite magistrates...

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