عنوان مقاله [English]
Historical Sociology of the Ashura Uprising
The tragic incident of Karbala and the Ashura uprising are among the most determining events in the world of Islam. The present article has cast a sociological glance at this historical event. The writer regards some cultural characteristics of the Kufans, such as overflowing of sentiments, tribal bigotry, ide ological instability, and particularly the cunning measure s take n by Ubaydullah bin Ziyad as the major cause of the non-inclusiveness of people's mo ve me nt in Ku fa . T he full supe rior it y o f t he t he n r uling p owe r in propaganda and communication, hence the lack of mass mobilization, are among other factors touched upon in this article.