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Taken together the essays in this work not only provide new research essential to the study of Islamic societies and Muslim peoples, but also set a new standard for the concrete study of local situations and illuminate the forces shaping the history of modern Muslim societies.

This collection is unique in its sophisticated interpretation of the social protest and political resistance movements in Muslim countries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors take two principal approaches to the study of their subject. Utilizing "new cultural history," they explore how particular movements have deployed the cultural and religious resources of Islam to mobilize and legitimize insurgent political action. Others rely on "new social history" to study the economic, political, and social contexts in which movements of anti-colonial resistance and revolution have developed. This work brings together contributions from specialists on Islamic North Africa, Egypt, the Arab fertile crescent, Iran and

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520068681
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/19/1988
  • Series: Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Edmund Burke III is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Ira M. Lapidus is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Maps vii
Preface xiii
List of Abbreviations xvii
Part 1 Islamic Politics or Social Movements?
1. Islamic Political Movements: Patterns of Historical Change 3
2. Islam and Social Movements: Methodological Reflections 17
Part 2 Nineteenth-Century Anti-Colonial Resistance and Millenarianism in the Marghrib and the Sudan
3. Rural Uprisings as Political Movements in Colonial Algeria, 1851-1914 39
4. Saints, Mahdis, and Arms: Religion and Resistance in Nineteenth-Century North Africa 60
5. The Transformation of a Saintly Lineage in the Northwest Aures Mountains (Algeria): Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 81
6. Abu Jummayza: The Mahdi's Musaylima? 97
Part 3 Islam and Nationalism: Secular or Communal?
7. The Roots of Muslim Separatism in South Asia: Personal Practice and Public Structures in Kanpur and Bombay 115
8. The Shahidganj Mosque Incident: A Prelude to Pakistan 146
9. The Role of the Palestinian Peasantry in the Great Revolt (1936-1939) 169
Part 4 The Working Class Between Nationalism, Communism, and Islam
10. Islam, Marxism, and the Shubra al-Khayma Textile Workers: Muslim Brothers and Communists in the Egyptian Trade Union Movement 207
11. Muslim Union Politics in Egypt: Two Cases 228
12. Islamic Political Movements in Northern Nigeria: The Problem of Class Analysis 244
Part 5 Revolution in Iran
13. Imam Khomeini, 1902-1962: The Pre-Revolutionary Years 263
14. 'Ali Shari'ati: Ideologue of the Iranian Revolution 289
15. Iranian Revolutions in Comparative Perspective 298
List of Contributors 315
Glossary of Selected Terms 317
Index 321
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