Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, “In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi’ism between Pakistan and the Middle East” (UNC Press, 2019)

Scholarly and public discourse on Islamic intellectual thought in the modern period tend to frame it narrowly through the concept of “influence” as it emanates from the Middle Eastern “center” to the non-Middle Eastern “peripheries” without paying sufficient attention to the ways in which these variegated “peripheries” retain the autonomy…