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Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Christian Lange and Maribel Fierro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context of its implementation as a political strategy to claim power over the ... More


Islam and Authority before the Colonial Period

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter elucidates the social and cultural foundations for the way in which Islam has historically been practiced in this region of West Africa and the relationship of different understandings ... More


Colonialism and After

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the history of Nioro du Sahel in Mali as a socio-political and religious space in the aftermath of the French colonial conquest, the development of colonial policies toward ... More


Introduction

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the “velvet revolution” in 1989, the Slovaks and the Czechs were able to peacefully triumph over communism. The link between a democratic revolution and the efforts of Muslim activists to weaken ... More


Mande Tricksters and Transformations: From Iconoclastic Preachers to Iconoclastic Politicians

Sarró Ramon

in The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635153
eISBN:
9780748653003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635153.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on Asekou Sayon Kerra, the man who introduced the big upheavals among Baga. According to many, Sayon was ‘sent’ by Sékou Touré to destroy Baga cults because Touré was afraid of ... More


SHIʿI JURISPRUDENCE DURING THE SELJUQ PERIOD: REBELLION AND PUBLIC ORDER IN AN ILLEGITIMATE STATE

Robert Gleave

in The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Seljuqs are described as fanatical promoters of Sunnism. In the capture of Baghdad by Tughril Beg, the Buyid power and the public expression of Shi،i came to an end. The Shi،i community, both in ... More


Protégé Refugees

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

in Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368191
eISBN:
9780226368368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368368.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter lends a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern corollary to studies of the European refugee crises unleashed by the First World War. It examines the abrogation of the Capitulatory regime by ... More


Reform in Context I: Senegal (and Mali)

Roman Loimeier

in Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces Senegal as a first regional context for the emergence of both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements of reform. It shows that neither movement of reform was monolithic but ... More


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