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001    959650837 
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008    161104s2017    mau      b    001 0 eng c 
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019    981047271 
020    9780674050372|q(hardcover : alk. paper) 
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050 00 BP52|b.A94 2017 
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100 1  Aydin, Cemil,|0
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 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
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|0
       |xPublic opinion|0
650  0 Group identity|0
       sh85057485|zIslamic countries|0
650  4 Muslims|xPublic opinion|xHistory. 
650  4 Islam. 
651  0 Islamic countries|xCivilization.|0
651  0 Islamic countries|xCivilization|xWestern influences.|0http
655  7 History.|2fast|0 

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