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The Islamic Origins of Modernity

Monica M. Ringer

in Islamic Modernism and the Re-Enchantment of the Sacred in the Age of History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474478731
eISBN:
9781474491211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474478731.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Modernists saw in Islamic history the solution to the pressing question of why the Islamic world was ‘backward’ compared to the dynamic and powerful European great powers. The Abbasid “Golden Age” ... More


Spain in the Nineteenth Century: New Essays on Experiences of Culture and Society

Andrew Ginger and Geraldine Lawless (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526124746
eISBN:
9781526138866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124753
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Over the past quarter of a century, the study of nineteenth-century Hispanic culture and society has undergone two major shifts. The first was a rejection of ‘the myth of backwardness’ a notion that ... More


Everyday Communalism: Riots in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh

Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199466290
eISBN:
9780199095865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199466290.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The authors analyse the reasons underlying the resurgence of communalism in the 2000s in Uttar Pradesh (UP) leading to riots in Mau in 2005, Gorakhpur in 2007, and Muzaffarnagar in 2013, but more ... More


The State as a Resource: The Quest for ‘Frontier Nagaland’

Jelle J.P. Wouters

in In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199485703
eISBN:
9780199097760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485703.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The politics of statehood and related demands pervade all nooks and corners of India. This chapter discusses the Frontier Nagaland statehood demand that has emerged within (or against?) the Naga ... More


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