Islamic Revivalism in a Changing Peasant Economy: Central Sumatra, 1784-1847, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Islamic Revivalism in a Changing Peasant Economy

Central Sumatra, 1784-1847, 1st Edition

By Christine Dobbin


312 pages

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This title, first published in 1983, is a significant study of one of the many revivalist movements which flowered in numerous Islamic societies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and attempts to provide one particular assessment of the place of revivalism in the evolution of Islamic societies. The subject of this title is the Padri movement, and the community involved is that of the Minangkabau of Central Sumatra, one of the major communities inhabiting the Indonesian archipelago. In the process of considering the reconstruction of a society in the throes of an agricultural transformation, the historical development of the Indonesian village became the object of attention, encompassing the economic and social histories of individual villages. This title will be of interest to students of history and Islamic Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Note on Spelling; 1. Introduction: The Geographical Foundations of Central Sumatran Civilization 2. Village and Market in the Minangkabau Domestic Economy, 1818-1834 3. Development and Change in External Commercial Networks, 1347-1829 4. Islamic Revivalism, 1784-1832 5. The Padri Movement in the North, 1807-1832 6. Minangkabau Nationalism and the Dutch Commercial Challenge, 1833-1841 7. Epilogue: The Imperialism of Coffee, 1841-1847 and Beyond; Appendix; Glossary; Maps; Bibliography; Plates; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Islam, State and Society

The seven volumes in this set, originally published between 1923 and 1987, explore the influence of Islam on law, politics, science, and development in the Muslim world. This set will be of interest to students of both Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
RELIGION / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies