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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, Gerhard Simon, Gerog Brunner, Edward A. Allworth, Bert G. Fragner
 

ISBN-10: 0822314908

ISBN-13: 9780822314905

Pub. Date: 08/24/1994

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314905
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
08/24/1994
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)

Table of Contents

Central Asia Book Series vii

Preface to the English-Language Edition xi

Introduction / Gerhard Simon 1

The Nationalization of the Uzbeks and Tajiks / Bert G. Fragner 13

Defining the Orient: A 19th Century Russo-Tatar Polemic over Identity and Culture Representation / Edward J. Lazzerini 33

Islam and the Growth of National Identity in Soviet Azerbaijan / Tadeusz Swietochowski 46

One or More Tatar Nation? / Azade-Ayse Rorlich 61

Religious and National Signals in Secular Central Asian Drama / Edward Allworth 80

Primordial Ethnicity of Modern Nationalism: The Case of Yogoslavia's Muslims, Reconsidered / Sabrina Petra Ramet 111

Czarist Policy toward the Muslims of the Russian Empire / Andreas Kappeler 141

Soviet Policy toward Islam / Hans Braker 157

The Status of Muslims in the Federative Systems of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia / Georg Brunner 183

Yugoslavia's Communists and the Bosnian Muslims / Wolfgang Hopken 214

"Holy War" against Czarism: The Links between Sufism and Jihad in the Nineteeenth-Century Anticolonial Resistance against Russia / Uwe Halbach 251

Economic Bases of the Basmachi Movement in the Farghana Valley / Richard Lorenz 277

Political Trends in Soviet Islam after the Afghanistan War / Marie Broxup 304

Islamic Movements in Yugoslavia / Alexandre Popovic 322

Appendix: Statistical Tables and Figures 341

Notes on Contributors and Editors 353

Index 357

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