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Public Sphere In Muslim Societies The

Author : Miriam Hoexter
ISBN : 9780791488614
Genre : History
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Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.
Category: History

Engaging With A Legacy Nehemia Levtzion 1935 2003

Author : E. Ann McDougall
ISBN : 9781317980902
Genre : History
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Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It speaks to his relationship with researchers at home and abroad as mentor, colleague and provocateur; in one section, several authors reflect on those dynamics in terms of personal and professional development. Levtzion’s contemporaries also speak of interactions with him (and his life-long companion, wife Tirza) in the 1950s and 1960s; we see in these writings the birth of West African historical studies. Levtzion’s arrival as Israeli graduate-student in Nkrumah’s Egyptian-leaning Ghana, and the debate over what ‘African Studies’ should mean in an environment that included the personal intervention of W.E.B. Du Bois, are stories told for the first time. Most poignant is the account of Levtzion’s commitment to building African Studies, complete with emphasis on Islam, in the heart of the Jewish state at The Hebrew University. His never-ending defence of the program reflected his determination to be both ‘engaged historian’ and ‘engaged Israeli’ – a legacy he chose for himself. Finally, an ‘Epilogue’ to the original publication shows how one aspect this legacy, Levtzion’s growing preoccupation with the ‘public sphere in Muslim societies’, has become even more relevant in ‘post-Arab Spring’ Africa and the Middle East. This book was published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of African Studies.
Category: History

Sudanic Africa

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ISBN : IND:30000107482378
Genre : Africa
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A journal of historical sources.
Category: Africa

Stiftungen In Christentum Judentum Und Islam Vor Der Moderne

Author : Michael Borgolte
ISBN : 9783050048482
Genre : History
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Stiftungen sind ein Phänomen der Universalgeschichte. In der jüngeren deutschen Mediävistik wird anstelle des früher gebräuchlichen, oft anachronistischen und historisch zu wenig flexiblen juristischen mit einem sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Deutungsansatz gearbeitet. Auf der Berliner Tagung vom Juni 2003 wurde der Versuch gemacht, diesen Zugang, der auf Studien zum "abendländischen" (lateinischen) Stiftungswesen beruht, auch auf andere Kulturen zu übertragen.
Category: History

Of Empires And Citizens

Author : Amaney A. Jamal
ISBN : 9780691149653
Genre : Political Science
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In the post-Cold War era, why has democratization been slow to arrive in the Arab world? This book argues that to understand support for the authoritarian status quo in parts of this region--and the willingness of its citizens to compromise on core democratic principles--one must factor in how a strong U.S. presence and popular anti-Americanism weakens democratic voices. Examining such countries as Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, Amaney Jamal explores how Arab citizens decide whether to back existing regimes, regime transitions, and democratization projects, and how the global position of Arab states shapes people's attitudes toward their governments. While the Cold War's end reduced superpower hegemony in much of the developing world, the Arab region witnessed an increased security and economic dependence on the United States. As a result, the preferences of the United States matter greatly to middle-class Arab citizens, not just the elite, and citizens will restrain their pursuit of democratization, rationalizing their backing for the status quo because of U.S. geostrategic priorities. Demonstrating how the preferences of an international patron serve as a constraint or an opportunity to push for democracy, Jamal questions bottom-up approaches to democratization, which assume that states are autonomous units in the world order. Jamal contends that even now, with the overthrow of some autocratic Arab regimes, the future course of Arab democratization will be influenced by the perception of American reactions. Concurrently, the United States must address the troubling sources of the region's rising anti-Americanism.
Category: Political Science

Islamische Stiftungen Zwischen Juristischer Norm Und Sozialer Praxis

Author : Astrid Meier
ISBN : 9783050047577
Genre : History
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Die Bedeutung von Stiftungen für die islamisch geprägten Gesellschaften der Vormoderne lässt sich kaum überschätzen. Stiftungen finanzierten an vielen Orten Einrichtungen der Armen- und Krankenfürsorge, religiöse Institutionen und Aufgaben der kommunalen Infrastruktur, sie dienten aber auch als Grundlage für den Zusammenhalt unterschiedlicher sozialer Gruppen. Heute werden Stiftungen im Rahmen der Debatten zu genuin islamischen Finanzinstrumenten wieder stark diskutiert. In den Beiträgen des Bandes wird die islamische Stiftung nicht als eine statische und unflexible Institution islamischen Rechts verstanden. Vielmehr werden einzelne Stiftungsgeschichten untersucht und in ihrem zeitlichen und regionalen Kontext gesehen. Damit stellen die Autoren die soziale Praxis und die Anpassungsfähigkeit des islamischen Stiftungswesens in den Vordergrund.
Category: History

A Learned Society In A Period Of Transition

Author : Daphna Ephrat
ISBN : 079144645X
Genre : History
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Addresses the social significance of orthodox Islam during the medieval period in Baghdad.
Category: History