Muslim Communities Reemerge: Historical Perspectives on Nationality, Politics, and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia / Edition 1

Muslim Communities Reemerge: Historical Perspectives on Nationality, Politics, and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia / Edition 1

by Andreas Kappeler
     
 


The terrible events afflicting Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tajikistan fill the news, commanding the world's attention. This timely volume offers rare insight into the background of these catastrophic conflicts. First published in German on the eve of the breakup of the Yugoslav and Soviet republics, it is one of the few books in any language to analyze, in… See more details below

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The terrible events afflicting Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tajikistan fill the news, commanding the world's attention. This timely volume offers rare insight into the background of these catastrophic conflicts. First published in German on the eve of the breakup of the Yugoslav and Soviet republics, it is one of the few books in any language to analyze, in detail and in depth, the historical and contemporary situation of Muslims in former communist states and thus clarifies the sources, development, and implications of the events that dominate today's foreign news.
In fourteen chapters and an updated introduction, European and North American specialists examine the recent evolution of Islamic expression and practice in these former Communist regions, as well as its political significance within officially atheistic regimes. Representing a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, the authors detail how the modern ethno-religious situation developed and matured in hostile circumstances, the degree of latitude the local Muslims achieved in religious expression, and what prospect the future seemed to offer just before the breakup of the Soviet Union and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Overall, the book provides a thorough analysis of the coincidence and tension between ethnic and religious identity in two countries officially devoted to the separation of ethnic groups in domestic cultural arrangements but not in the social or political realm.

Contributors. Edward Allworth, Hans Bräker, Marie Broxup, Georg Brunner, Bert G. Fragner, Uwe Halbach, Wolfgang Höpken, Andreas Kappeler, Edward J. Lazzerini, Richard Lorenz, Alexandre Popovi´c, Sabrina Petra Ramet, Azade-Ayse Rorlich, Gerhard Simon, Tadeusz Swietochowski

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314905
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Series:
Central Asia Book Series
Edition description:
English supplemented and translated ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Andreas Kappeler is Professor of East European History at the University of Cologne.

Gerhard Simon is Professor of Political Science at the University of Cologne.

Georg Brunner is Professor of Public Adminstration Law at the University of Cologne.

Table of Contents

Central Asia Book Series
Preface to the English-Language Edition
Introduction1
1The Nationalization of the Uzbeks and Tajiks13
2Defining the Orient: A Nineteenth-Century Russo-Tatar Polemic over Identity and Cultural Representation33
3Islam and the Growth of National Identity in Soviet Azerbaijan46
4One or More Tatar Nations?61
5Religious and National Signals in Secular Central Asian Drama80
6Primordial Ethnicity or Modern Nationalism: The Case of Yugoslavia's Muslims, Reconsidered111
7Czarist Policy toward the Muslims of the Russian Empire141
8Soviet Policy toward Islam157
9The Status of Muslims in the Federative Systems of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia183
10Yugoslavia's Communists and the Bosnian Muslims214
11"Holy War" against Czarism: The Links between Sufism and Jihad in the Nineteenth-Century Anticolonial Resistance against Russia251
12Economic Bases of the Basmachi Movement in the Farghana Valley277
13Political Trends in Soviet Islam after the Afghanistan War304
14Islamic Movements in Yugoslavia322
Appendix: Statistical Tables and Figures341
Notes on the Contributors and Editors353
Index357

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