Incorporating a rich series of case-studies covering a range of geographical areas, this collection of essays examines the history of modern intellectuals in the Islamic world throughout the twentieth century. The contributors reassess the typology and history of various scholars, providing significant diachronic analysis of the different forms of communication, learning, and authority. While each chapter presents a separate regional case, with an historically and geographically different background, the volume discloses commonalities, similarities and intellectual echoes through its comparative approach.
Consisting of two parts, the volume focuses first on al-Manar, the influential journal published between 1898 and 1935 that inspired much imagination and arguments among local intelligentsias all over the Islamic world. The second part discusses the formation, transmission and transformation of learning and authority, from the Middle East to Central and Southeast Asia.
Constituting a milestone in comparative studies of the modern Islamic world, this book highlights the range of and transformation in the role of intellectuals in Islamic societies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 21 mm
'This is definitely a volume which one recommends to academics and students of the Muslim world. It is also an important starting point for anyone seeking to understand Islamic reformism.' - The Muslim World Book Review
'Undoubtedly, this volume is a collection of extensive, well-studied papers on "the modern Islamic World." Readers can learn much more then they would have expected from these latest studies on diverse areas.' - Emi Goto, University of Tokyo, International Journal of Asian Studies
'This book has endeavored to become a landmark of comparative studies in human and social sciences of the modern and contemporary Islamic world. Academicians, policy makers, researchers of islamic studies and general readers will find it useful and interesting reading. There is a comprehensive glossary-index and the book exhibits excellent accomplishment of modern research methodology' - Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies
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