Rival Empires of Trade And Imami Shi'ism in Eastern Arabia, 1300–1800

@article{Cole1987RivalEO,
  title={Rival Empires of Trade And Imami Shi'ism in Eastern Arabia, 1300–1800},
  author={Juan Cole},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={1987},
  volume={19},
  pages={177 - 204}
}
  • J. Cole
  • Published 1 May 1987
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
The history of the Shi'i Muslims in the isles of Bahrain and the oases of Qatif and al-Hasa has been little studied despite the economic and political importance lent them by the large petroleum deposits in their region. The significance of this community has been further magnified by the rise in the Gulf region of Shi'i radicalism, as in the Iranian Revolution of 1978–1979 and the failed 1981 Shi'i coup attempt in Bahrain. The study of Shi'ism in the Gulf has advanced so little that even a… 

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