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Author Aspinall, Edward.

Title Islam and nation : separatist rebellion in Aceh, Indonesia / Edward Aspinall
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 288 pages) : maps
Series Studies in Asian security
Studies in Asian security.
Contents Nation, Islam, war, and peace -- Aceh, Islam, and Indonesia -- Birth of nationalism -- Rural and global networks -- The nationalist moment -- Violence, money, insurgency -- Islam to nationalism -- From war to peace -- Conclusion
Summary "Rooted in the latest theoretical debates about nationalism and ethnicity, yet written in an accessible and engaging style, Islam and Nation presents a fascinating study of the genesis, growth and decline of a nationalist movement. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with nationalist leaders, activists and guerillas, Aspinall reveals how the Free Aceh Movement went from being a quixotic fantasy to a guerilla army in the space of a generation, leading to a bitter conflict in which thousands perished. And by exploring the complex relationship between Islam and nationalism, Aspinall also explains how a society famed for its Islamic piety gave rise to a guerilla movement that ended up rejecting the Islamic goals of its forebears. Islam and Nation is a tour de force in the study of nationalist politics. It will be of great interest to readers concerned about Southeast Asia, Islamic politics, ethnic conflict and nationalism everywhere."--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-275) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Gerakan Aceh Merdeka -- History.
Islam and politics -- Indonesia -- Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Nationalism -- Indonesia -- Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam -- History
Aceh (Indonesia) -- History.
Aceh (Indonesia) -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080477627X (electronic bk.)
9780804760447 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804760454 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780804776271 (electronic bk.)