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Raymond Hinnebusch

are to be found in Oman (Ibadies). A multitude of Christian minorities, divided by the languages of their liturgies or allegiances to Eastern Orthodoxy or Rome, are scattered across the region. Where, as is frequent, such identity groups spill across borders – becoming ‘trans-state’ – the lack of correspondence between borders and identity may foster irredentism. This, in turn, may generate inter-state conflicts as states contest each others’ borders or ‘interfere’ in each others’ ‘domestic’ affairs by supporting irredentist groups, a practice

in The international politics of the Middle East
Evaluating commemoration and generational transmission of the special relationship
Robert M. Hendershot

their famous Atlantic Conference in August of 1941. The prime minister personally selected the hymns and Bible readings for the joint Anglo-American church service aboard HMS Prince of Wales , designing the service to, as Jon Meacham has written, work ‘a kind of magic, which is one of the points of liturgy and theater: to use the dramatic to convince people of a reality they cannot see.’ The Americans and the British sang ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’ and listened to a reading from the Book of Joshua: ‘As I was with Moses, so will I be with thee: I will not fail thee

in Culture matters