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When it first appeared in 1882, this book was a pioneering work in every respect. It was the first coherent study of 'modern' Islam, explaining in a simple and functional manner its tenets and roots, the diversity of its cultural and political experience, and its dynamism and potential for good in the modern world. This was at a time when the Muslim world was perceived by most people in the west as inert and spent, caught in an irredeemable malaise of its own making. Blunt's attitude, shaped by several factors ...
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The Future of Islam: A New Edition

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Overview

When it first appeared in 1882, this book was a pioneering work in every respect. It was the first coherent study of 'modern' Islam, explaining in a simple and functional manner its tenets and roots, the diversity of its cultural and political experience, and its dynamism and potential for good in the modern world. This was at a time when the Muslim world was perceived by most people in the west as inert and spent, caught in an irredeemable malaise of its own making. Blunt's attitude, shaped by several factors and sharpened by personal knowledge of important parts of the Muslim world and close association with many leading reformers in it, was unprecedented and startling at the time.
This new edition includes an Introduction and numerous footnotes, updating statistics, explaining the background to historical events and religious and political figures, and filling in gaps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136853340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introductory Essay 1
Postscript 51
A Note on the Text, Transliterations and Annotations 56
Preface 57
Ch. I Census of the Mohammedan World: The Haj 61
Ch. II The Modern Question of the Caliphate 87
Ch. III The True Metropolis - Mecca 110
Ch. IV A Mohammedan Reformation 132
Ch. V England's Interest in Islam 154
Notes 176
Select Bibliography 234
Index 241
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