Table of contents for Guardians of Shi'ism : sacred authority and transnational family networks / Elvire Corboz.

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Part I: Family, Students, and Friends: From Dyadic to Transnational Networks
1. An Iraqi Family of Religious Scholars: Local and Transnational Networking Strategies
2. An Iranian Marja' in Najaf and a Foundation in London: Reproducing Interpersonal Ties across Place and over Time

Part II: Charitable Politics: Benevolent Patrons, Beneficiaries, and the State
3. Leadership in Patronage: The Benefits of Serving and Educating
4. The Priority of Charity: A Global Brand of Philanthropy in its Local Making

Part III: The Affairs of the State: Clerical Participation in Politics
5. From Najaf to Najaf: A Family at the Forefront of Iraqi Politics
6. Quietist Activism: Calculated Responses to Political Turmoil



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Shiah -- Sociological aspects.