The Islamic World in the Age of Western Dominance

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Volume 5 of The New Cambridge History of Islam examines the history of Muslim societies from 1800 to the present. Francis Robinson, a leading historian of Islam, has brought together a team of scholars with a broad range of expertise to explore how Muslims responded to the challenges of Western conquest and domination across the last two-hundred years. As their articles reveal, the social, economic, political and historical circumstances which influenced these responses have, in many different parts of the world, empowered Muslim societies and encouraged transformation and religious revival. The volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the local dimensions of that revival and how regional connections have been forged. Synthesising the academic research of the past thirty years, as well as offering substantial guidance for further study, this book is the starting-point for all those who wish to have a serious understanding of modern Muslim societies.
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Francis Robinson is Professor of the History of South Asia in the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London. His previous publications include The Mughals and the Islamic Dynasties of Iran and Central Asia 1206–1925 (June 2007), Islam and Muslim History in South Asia (2000) and, as editor, The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World (1996).
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Table of Contents

Introduction Francis Robinson; Part I. The Onset of Western Domination: 1. The Ottoman lands to the post-First World War settlement Carter Vaughn Findley; 2. Egypt to c. 1919 Kenneth M. Cuno; 3. Sudan, Somalia and the Maghreb to the end of the First World War Knut S. Vikor; 4. Arabia to the end of the First World War Paul Dresch; 5. Iran to 1919 Ali M. Ansari; 6. Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus to 1917 Adeeb Khalid; 7. Afghanistan to 1919 Nazif M. Shahrani; 8. South Asia to 1919 Francis Robinson; 9. Southeast Asia and China to 1910 William Gervase Clarence-Smith; 10. Africa south of the Sahara to the First World War Roman Loimeier; Part II. Independence and Revival: 11. Turkey from the rise of Ataturk Reşat Kasaba; 12. West Asia from the First World War Charles Tripp; 13. Egypt from 1919 Joel Gordon; 14. Sudan from 1919 Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban and Richard A. Lobban, Jr.; 15. North Africa from the First World War Kenneth J. Perkins; 16. Saudi Arabia, southern Arabia and the gulf states from the First World War David Commins; 17. Iran from 1919 Misagh Parsa; 18. Central Asia and the Caucasus from the First World War Muriel Atkin; 19. Afghanistan from 1919 Nazif M. Shahrani; 20. South Asia from 1919 Vali Nasr; 21. Southeast Asia from 1910 Robert W. Hefner; 22. Africa south of the Sahara from the First World War John H. Hanson; 23. Islam in China from the First World War Dru C. Gladney; 24. Islam in the West Humayun Ansari.
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