Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance of Islam: Continuities and Ruptures

Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance of Islam: Continuities and Ruptures

by Marcel Maussen
     
 

This comprehensive collection examines a broad spectrum of Islamic governance during colonial and postcolonial eras. The book pays special attention to the ongoing battles over the codification of Islamic education, religious authority, law and practice while outlining the similarities and differences in British, French and Portuguese colonial rule in Islamic

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This comprehensive collection examines a broad spectrum of Islamic governance during colonial and postcolonial eras. The book pays special attention to the ongoing battles over the codification of Islamic education, religious authority, law and practice while outlining the similarities and differences in British, French and Portuguese colonial rule in Islamic regions. Using a shared conceptual framework the contributors to this volume analyze the nature of regulation in different historical periods and geographical areas. From Africa and the Middle East to Asia and Europe, Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance of Islam opens up new vistas for research in Islamic studies

Editorial Reviews

Harvard University

“This book offers a fresh, innovative perspective by combining analysis of colonial state-Islam relations with contemporary situations of Islam in Europe. Such a combination highlights the relevance of history and political culture to better understand the institutional status of Islam today. I recommend this to scholars of political science and religious studies interested in the topic of Islam in the West.”

— Jocelyne Cesari, Director of the Islam in the West Program

Harvard University - Jocelyne Cesari

“This book offers a fresh, innovative perspective by combining analysis of colonial state-Islam relations with contemporary situations of Islam in Europe. Such a combination highlights the relevance of history and political culture to better understand the institutional status of Islam today. I recommend this to scholars of political science and religious studies interested in the topic of Islam in the West.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789089643568
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Series:
IMISCOE Research Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Marcel Maussen is assistant professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam. Veit Bader is professor emeritus of social and political philosophy and sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Annelies Moors is professor of contemporary Muslim societies at the University of Amsterdam.

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