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Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts Perspectives from the Past

  • Verlag: Edinburgh University Press
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Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts

This collection of 9 essays focuses on how cosmopolitan ideas and actions have been enacted by specific Muslim societies and cultures throughout history. The contributors explore the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states. Cosmopolitanism is a key concept in social and political thought, standing in opposition to closed human group ideologies such as tribalism, nationalism and fundamentalism. Recent discussions of it have been situated within Western self-perceptions. Now, this volume explores it from Muslim perspectives. Key Features: Contributors include Felicitas Becker, Thomas Kuehn, Ariel Salzmann, Iftikhar Dadi and Muhammed Khalid MasudChoses models from 4 areas: the Swahili coast, the Ottoman Empire/Turkey, Iran and Indo-Pakistan, showing the differences and similarities between areasEach region is covered in 2 chapters, providing a basis for comparison


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    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 208
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780748656097
    Verlag: Edinburgh University Press
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