Islam: state and society

In later years an abundance of collected volumes on various aspects of "Islam" have appeared. T his "Islam" has been used as the element in common for a wide range of phenomena in a vast area. In this upsurge of interest it has not always been made sufficiently clear whether &quo...

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Published in:Studies in Asian topics
Subtitles:Islam: state and society
Other Authors: Ferdinand, Klaus 1926-2005; Hjärpe, Jan 1942-; Mozaffari, Mehdi 1939-; Toll, Christopher (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London Curzon Press 1988
In:Studies in Asian topics
Series/Journal:Studies in Asian topics 12
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Islam / Society / State / Politics
Further subjects:B Islam and politics
B Islamische Länder / Islamische Welt Islam State Society
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: Islam:
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Summary:In later years an abundance of collected volumes on various aspects of "Islam" have appeared. T his "Islam" has been used as the element in common for a wide range of phenomena in a vast area. In this upsurge of interest it has not always been made sufficiently clear whether "Islam" really supplies the most suitable frame of reference for the phenomena described. Islam is obviously one religion, but could it meaningfully be treated as one culture, one social order, one political philosophy? Is the Islamic community, the umma, a more coherent entity than, say, Christendom? The present work is a case in point. It is based on fourteen papers read at an international symposium held in 1984 at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Although the volume allegedly treats "Islam: State and Society," it is in fact divided in three p arts: "On Contemporary Islamic Studies,"" Authority and the State," and "Secularization: Nation-State and Modernization." from JSTOR http://www.jstor.org (Dec. 10, 2012)
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references
Met lit. opg
ISBN:070070194X