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dc.contributor.advisor Serag, Mohamed Shuja al Deen, Maysaa 2017-04-02T08:49:31Z Fall 2016 en_US 2017-04-02
dc.description.abstract This thesis is studying the development of the Zaydi doctrine in order to understand the reasons of emerging the Zaydi radical group, the Houthis. The studies about Zaydism are few, since it is a doctrine that only exists in Yemen, so it is considered a doctrine of a minor group. The studies about the contemporary Zaydism are much fewer, which leads to misunderstand the Houthi phenomenon. Zaydism has a long history in Yemen and the Zaydi Imamate controlled Yemen or the northern parts of Yemen for hundreds years. Therefore, the overthrow of the Imamate in 1962 and the establishment of t republican system were the biggest challenges that Zaydism has ever faced, since the Zaydi Imamate political theory is the main theme of the Zaydi doctrine. This thesis will demonstrate the main features of Zaydism; its main theological aspects and Social dimensions to study the contemporary Zaydism since the nineteenth century, when it shifted from a revolutionary doctrine of rebelled tribes to a state’s doctrine. Then, it will deal with the last period of the Imamate during the twentieth century and its collapse in 1962. The establishment of the republican system resulted profound outcomes on the Zaydi doctrine. After almost three decades of the republican revolution, the Zaydi revival groups emerged and established the Zaydi political parties and the Zaydi clubs to teach the Zaydi youth the Zaydi doctrine; all of these changes will be examinedin the thesis. These different phases that Zaydism passed through led to emerge the Houthi group. The reasons of emerging the Houthis group and the shift from a Zaydi revivalist movement to a radical one will be also discussed in this thesis. en_US
dc.format.extent 141 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Zaydi en_US
dc.subject Zaydism en_US
dc.subject Houthi en_US
dc.subject Yemen en_US
dc.subject Imamah en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Radicalization of Zaydi Reform Attempts en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Islamic Studies en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Arab and Islamic Civilizations en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember El Bendary, Amina
dc.contributor.committeeMember Salem, Abd al Rahman

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