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Mafia, Mob and Shiism in Iraq

AuthorJuan Cole
Author 2
Moojan Momen
Title of item
Mafia, Mob and Shiism in Iraq
Subtitle of item
The Rebellion of Ottoman Karbala 1824-1843
Parent publication   Past and Present
Date of this edition 1986
Permission author
Posted 2017-08-10 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract On the role of gangs in urban social history of the 19-century Ottoman empire; with a decline in government control, gangs ran protection rackets and acted as a parallel government, making alliances and becoming popular leaders against an alien threat.
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Tags History (general); Ottoman Empire; Shiism
Locations Karbala; Iraq
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