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LEADER 00000cam 2200469 i 4500
008 161104s2017 mau b 001 0 eng c
020 9780674050372|q(hardcover : alk. paper)
024 8 40027046338
050 00 BP52|b.A94 2017
082 00 909/.09767|223
100 1 Aydin, Cemil,|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
245 14 The idea of the Muslim world :|ba global intellectual
history /|cCemil Aydin.
264 1 Cambridge, Massachusetts :|bHarvard University Press,
300 293 pages ;|c22 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Introduction: What is the Muslim world? -- An imperial
ummah before the nineteenth century -- Reinforcing the
imperial world order, 1814-1878 -- Searching for harmony
between queen and caliph, 1878-1908 -- The battle of
geopolitical illusions, 1908-1924 -- Muslim politics of
the interwar period, 1924-1945 -- Resurrecting Muslim
internationalism, 1945-1988 -- Conclusion: Recovering
history and revitalizing the pursuit of justice.
520 When President Barack Obama visited Cairo in 2009 to
deliver an address to Muslims worldwide, he followed in
the footsteps of countless politicians who have taken the
existence of a unified global Muslim community for
granted. But as Cemil Aydin explains in this provocative
history, it is a misconception to think that the world's
1.5 billion Muslims constitute a single religio-political
entity. How did this belief arise, and why is it so
widespread? The Idea of the Muslim World searches for the
intellectual origins of a mistaken notion and explains its
enduring allure for non-Muslims and Muslims alike.
Conceived as the antithesis of Western Christian
civilization, the idea of the Muslim world emerged in the
late nineteenth century, when European empires ruled the
majority of Muslims. It was inflected from the start by
theories of white supremacy, but Muslims had a hand in
shaping the idea as well. Aydin reveals the role of Muslim
intellectuals in envisioning and essentializing an
idealized pan-Islamic society that refuted claims of
Muslims' racial and civilizational inferiority. After
playing a key role in the politics of the Ottoman
Caliphate, the idea of the Muslim world survived
decolonization and the Cold War, and took on new force in
the late twentieth century. Standing at the center of both
Islamophobic and pan-Islamic ideologies, the idea of the
Muslim world continues to hold the global imagination in a
grip that will need to be loosened in order to begin a
more fruitful discussion about politics in Muslim
societies today.--|cProvided by publisher
650 0 Muslims|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85089077
650 0 Group identity|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
650 4 Muslims|xPublic opinion|xHistory.
650 4 Islam.
651 0 Islamic countries|xCivilization.|0http://id.loc.gov/
651 0 Islamic countries|xCivilization|xWestern influences.|0http
655 7 History.|2fast|0http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1411628