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Diabolical Enterprises and Abominable Superstitions: Islam and the Conceptualization of Finance in Early American Literature

Adam John Waterman

in American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This essay explores the representation of Islam in early American literature. While many scholars have read the Islamicate presence in early American fiction as indexing an Orientalist sensibility ... More


Interaction of Concepts of Progress and Civilization in Turkish Thought

Necmettin Doğan

in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World: Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466887
eISBN:
9780199087556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466887.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

The concept of progress holds a very special place within Western philosophy. This is because the backbone of Western-centrist thought has been formed around how the world historically perceived it. ... More


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