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The Resource The idea of the Muslim world : a global intellectual history, Cemil Aydin

The idea of the Muslim world : a global intellectual history, Cemil Aydin

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The idea of the Muslim world : a global intellectual history
Title
The idea of the Muslim world
Title remainder
a global intellectual history
Statement of responsibility
Cemil Aydin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When President Barack Obama visited Cairo in 2009 to deliver an address to Muslims worldwide, he followed in the footsteps of countless politicians who have taken the existence of a unified global Muslim community for granted. But as Cemil Aydin explains in this provocative history, it is a misconception to think that the world's 1.5 billion Muslims constitute a single religio-political entity. How did this belief arise, and why is it so widespread? The Idea of the Muslim World searches for the intellectual origins of a mistaken notion and explains its enduring allure for non-Muslims and Muslims alike. Conceived as the antithesis of Western Christian civilization, the idea of the Muslim world emerged in the late nineteenth century, when European empires ruled the majority of Muslims. It was inflected from the start by theories of white supremacy, but Muslims had a hand in shaping the idea as well. Aydin reveals the role of Muslim intellectuals in envisioning and essentializing an idealized pan-Islamic society that refuted claims of Muslims' racial and civilizational inferiority. After playing a key role in the politics of the Ottoman Caliphate, the idea of the Muslim world survived decolonization and the Cold War, and took on new force in the late twentieth century. Standing at the center of both Islamophobic and pan-Islamic ideologies, the idea of the Muslim world continues to hold the global imagination in a grip that will need to be loosened in order to begin a more fruitful discussion about politics in Muslim societies today.--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
Dewey number
909/.09767
Index
index present
LC call number
BP52
LC item number
.A94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The idea of the Muslim world : a global intellectual history, Cemil Aydin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What is the Muslim world? -- An imperial ummah before the nineteenth century -- Reinforcing the imperial world order (1814-1878) -- Searching for harmony between queen and caliph (1878-1908) -- The battle of geopolitical illusions (1908-1924) -- Muslim politics of the interwar period (1924-1945) -- Resurrecting Muslim internationalism (1945-1988) -- Conclusion: Recovering history and revitalizing the pursuit of justice
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780674050372
Lccn
2016046007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959650837
Label
The idea of the Muslim world : a global intellectual history, Cemil Aydin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What is the Muslim world? -- An imperial ummah before the nineteenth century -- Reinforcing the imperial world order (1814-1878) -- Searching for harmony between queen and caliph (1878-1908) -- The battle of geopolitical illusions (1908-1924) -- Muslim politics of the interwar period (1924-1945) -- Resurrecting Muslim internationalism (1945-1988) -- Conclusion: Recovering history and revitalizing the pursuit of justice
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780674050372
Lccn
2016046007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959650837

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