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New Horizons in Islamic Studies

  1. Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies

    The Living Links to the Prophet

    Edited by Kazuo Morimoto

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    The global Muslim population includes a large number of lineal descendants and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. These kinsfolk, most often known as "sayyid" or "sharif," form a distinct social category in many Muslim societies, and their status can afford them special treatment in legal matters...

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Asiatic Russia

    Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts

    Edited by Tomohiko Uyama

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Moral Economy of the Madrasa

    Islam and Education Today

    Edited by Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World

    Edited by Masatoshi Kisaichi

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    Ever since the terrorist incident of September 11th a general understanding seems to have arisen among people that the challenges posed by Islam have now acquired human and global dimensions. Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World contains case studies of people’s movements in...

    Published September 18th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World

    Transmission, Transformation and Communication

    Edited by Stephane A. Dudoignon, Komatsu Hisao, Kosugi Yasushi

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    Incorporating a rich series of case-studies covering a range of geographical areas, this collection of essays examines the history of modern intellectuals in the Islamic world throughout the twentieth century. The contributors reassess the typology and history of various scholars, providing...

    Published July 4th 2006 by Routledge