Muslim Societies

Historical and Comparative Aspects

By Sato Tsugitaka

© 2004 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

This volume examines Muslim societies across Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia from the eighteenth century to the present, providing fresh insight through comparison. Movements and populations covered include the nineteenth century North African Sansusi movement and its relationships to Sufis and Arabs of the region, Soviet and Chinese Central Asia, Muslim-Hindu relationships in South Asia, Muslims in Syria and Muslim immigrants in Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Islam in the Middle Eastern Studies: Muslims and Minorities 1. Sufism and Foreign Rule in Africa: Politics and Piety 2. The Andijan Uprising Reconsidered 3. Faction Struggles among the Bukharan Ulama during the Colonial, the Revolutionary and the Early Soviet period (1868-1929): A Paradigm for History Writing? 4. "Majorities" and "Monorities" in Modern South Asian Islam: A Historian's Perspective 5. The Politics in a Partition riot: Calcutta in August 1946 6. Muslims in Western Europe: Socio-historical Developments and Trends 7. Comment 1: Symbiosis and Conflict: Reflections on Andalusi History and Historiography 8. Comment 2: A Discussion including the Middle East

About the Series

New Horizons in Islamic Studies

The series New Horizons in Islamic Studies presents the fruitful results of Islamic Area Studies Project conducted in Japan during the years 1997-2001. The readers will find multifarious, useful achievements gained through international joint research with high technology of geographic information system about Islamic religion and civilization, particularly emphasizing comparative and historical approaches.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS026000
HISTORY / Middle East / General
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies