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Author Sonn, Tamara, 1949-

Title Interpreting Islam : Bandali Jawzi's Islamic intellectual history / Tamara Sonn
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 206 pages)
Contents 1. Commentary -- 2. The history of intellectual movements in Islam : the social movements / by Bandali Jawzi
Summary In this book, Tamara Sonn provides the first English translation of The History of Intellectual Movements in Islam (1928), a seminal text of Arab modernism written by the Palestinian intellectual Bandali al-Jawzi (1871-1942). In that book, Jawzi offered the first Marxist interpretation of the history and development of Islamic thought. The continuing importance of his work lies in Jawzi's critical method of reevaluating both European "orientalism" and classical Muslim heresiography. Fifty years before Edward Said's landmark Orientalism, Jawzi identified the source of weakness in both as concern for vested imperial interest. Sonn's translation brings to life his skillful and entertaining critique. Her introduction places Jawzi's thought in context with both postmodern intellectuals and Muslim reformists who continue the struggle to apply Islamic principles to contemporary life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-201) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Zhuze, Panteleĭmon Krestovich, 1871- Min tārīkh al-harakāt al-fikrīyah fī al-Islām
Islam -- History.
RELIGION -- Islam -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Zhuze, Panteleĭmon Krestovich, 1871- Min tārīkh al-harakāt al-fikrīyah fī al-Islām. English
ISBN 058534275X