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Edited by Paul J. White and Joost Jongerden
This volume, written by specialists, be they political scientists, historians or anthropologists, is a convenient handbook on the origins and history of Turkey's Alevis - an important group that is largely unknown in the West. It examined their ethnic identity, cultural representation, political ...
This work is a comprehensive study of the Bektāshīs roles in Turkey's recent history, especially, in its National Struggle (1918-1923), and critical approach to present-day existed theories concerning Bektāshīs and Alevis. Its sources mainly consist of a couple of people lived at that period and ...
This book discusses the general problematic of Islam and democracy and the ideas of certain Iranian religious modernists on the issue. Examining the development of religious intellectualism in post-revolutionary Iran, it presents Abdolkarim Soroush's novel approach to this pertinent topic.
Edited by Kemal H. Karpat
For the first time, the continuity of Ottoman culture in contemporary Turkey is discussed, by a group of well-known scholars of Ottoman-Turkish history and society. The insightful essays provide not only original knowledge, but also new interpretations concerning ethnicity and state involvement ...
Edited by Rainer Brunner and Werner Ende
This publication discusses the development of Shiite Islam since the 18th century in its various aspects. Its 21 contributions focus on the transformation of theological traditions, the role of internal criticism and ideological and political tendencies in the 20the century.
Although seemingly straightforward in its telling of events from the opening of the Parliament in alte 1908 to the re-capture of constitutional government in early 1913, this book is built upon a premise that is fundamentally different from previous studies. Whereas previous studies dealt with ...
Edited by Muhammad Khalid Masud
This publication of analytical studies of the working of the Tablīghī Jamā‘at, which is presently operating in more than eighty countries, provides fascinating information about the contemporary da‘wa phenomenon in Islam. It deals with questions of conversion, gender, religious diversity, ...
Allen J. Frank
This monograph offers a new approach in the study of identity among the Muslims of Russia, examining the role of oral and written historiography in the formation of sacred and secular identities among the Tatars and Bashkirs.
Edited by Ulrike Freitag and William G. Clarence-Smith
The story of Hadhramaut and its diaspora illuminates significant aspects of Indian Ocean history, notably the role of non-Western merchants, Islamisation and controversies within Islam, British clashes with the Ottomans, and social transformations through migration.
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