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Title The new Cambridge history of Islam. Volume 6, Muslims and modernity, culture and society since 1800 / edited by Robert W. Hefner
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (759 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The New Cambridge History of Islam
Contents Introduction: Muslims and modernity: culture and society in an age of contest and plurality / Robert W. Hefner -- Social Transformations -- New networks and new knowledge: migrations, communications and the refiguration of the Muslim community in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / R. Michael Feener -- Population, urbanisation and the dialectics of globalisation / Clement M. Henry -- The origins and early development of Islamic reform / Ahmad S. Dallal -- Reform and modernism in the middle twentieth century / John O. Voll -- Islamic resurgence and its aftermath / Saïd Amir Arjomand -- The new transnationalism: globalising Islamic movements / Peter Mandaville -- Muslims in the West: Europe / John R. Bowen -- Muslims in the West: North America / Karen Isaksen Leonard -- New frontiers and conversion / Robert Launay -- Religion and Law -- Contemporary trends in Muslim legal thought and ideology / Sami Zubaida -- A case comparison: Islamic law and the Saudi and Iranian legal systems / Frank E. Vogel -- Beyond dhimmihood: citizenship and human rights / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naʻim -- The ʻulamāʼ: scholarly tradition and new public commentary / Muhammad Qasim Zaman -- Sufism and neo-Sufism / Bruce B. Lawrence -- Political and Economic Thought -- Islamic political thought / L. Carl Brown -- Women, family and the law: the Muslim personal status law debate in Arab states / Lynn Welchman -- Culture and politics in Iran since the 1979 revolution / Nikki Keddie -- Modern Islam and the economy / Timur Kuran -- Cultures, Arts, and Learning -- Islamic knowledge and education in the modern age / Robert W. Hefner -- History, heritage and modernity: cities in the Muslim world between destruction and reconstruction / Jens Hanssen -- Islamic philosophy and science / S. Nomanul Haq -- The press and publishing / Ami Ayalon -- The modern art of the Middle East / Venetia Porter -- Cinema and television in the Arab world / Walter Armbrust -- Electronic media and new Muslim publics / Jon W. Anderson
Summary Unparalleled in its range of topics and geographical scope, the sixth and final volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800. Robert Hefner's thought-provoking account of the political and intellectual transformation of the Muslim world introduces the volume, which proceeds with twenty-five essays by luminaries in their fields through a broad range of topics. These include developments in society and population, religious thought and Islamic law, Muslim views of modern politics and economics, education and the arts, cinema and new media. The essays, which highlight the diversity and richness of Islamic civilization, engage with regions outside the Middle East as well as within Islam's historic heartland. Narratives are clear and absorbing and will fascinate all those curious about the momentous changes that have taken place among the world's 1.4 billion Muslims in the last two centuries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Islamic civilization.
Islamic countries -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hefner, Robert W., 1952-
ISBN 9781139055925 (ebook)
1139055925 (ebook)
Other Titles History of Islam
Muslims and modernity, culture and society since 1800