Islam assembled [electronic resource] : the advent of the Muslim congresses /
Martin Kramer.
New York : Columbia University Press, 1986.
xi, 250 p. ; 24 cm.
0231059949 (print)
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New York : Columbia University Press, 1986.
0231059949 (print)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 227-242.
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-03:
The last decades of the 19th century saw the beginning of an Islamic resurgence as Muslim leaders started to assess collectively the predicament of Islam with respect to the West's growing political and cultural challenge. This book analyzes the successive congresses and conferences attended by a handful of Muslim cosmopolitans whose discussions revolved around a central theme: the persistent attachment to the political ideal of Islamic unity at a time of declining Muslim power. This author skillfully marshals impressive evidence from many scattered Arabic and other sources to present an interesting account of Islam's inner dialogue until 1945. He concludes that the ideals of Islamic nationalism and unity had the singular quality of authenticity. Students of contemporary Islam will find a plethora of useful information in this book, which includes seven appendixes, detailed notes, and a good bibliography. College, university, and public library collections.-R.H. Dekmejian, SUNY at Binghamton
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