For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia

For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia

by Robert D. Crews
     
 

In stark contrast to the popular "clash of civilizations" theory that sees Islam inevitably in conflict with the West, Robert D. Crews reveals the remarkable ways in which Russia constructed an empire with broad Muslim support. For Prophet and Tsar unearths the fascinating relationship between an empire and its subjects. As America and Western Europe debate howSee more details below

Overview

In stark contrast to the popular "clash of civilizations" theory that sees Islam inevitably in conflict with the West, Robert D. Crews reveals the remarkable ways in which Russia constructed an empire with broad Muslim support. For Prophet and Tsar unearths the fascinating relationship between an empire and its subjects. As America and Western Europe debate how best to secure the allegiances of their Muslim populations, Crews offers a unique and critical historical vantage point.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674021648
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration and Spelling

Introduction

1. A Church for Islam

2. The State in the Mosque

3. An Imperial Family

4. Nomads into Muslims

5. Civilizing Turkestan

6. Heretics, Citizens, and Revolutionaries

Epilogue

Abbreviations

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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