Colonial and Post-colonial Governance of Islam: Continuities and Ruptures

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Marcel Maussen, Veit-Michael Bader, Annelies Moors
Amsterdam University Press, 2011 - Social Science - 250 pages

This comprehensive collection examines a broad spectrum of Islamic governance during colonial and postcolonial eras. The book pays special attention to the ongoing battles over the codification of Islamic education, religious authority, law and practice while outlining the similarities and differences in British, French and Portuguese colonial rule in Islamic regions. Using a shared conceptual framework the contributors to this volume analyze the nature of regulation in different historical periods and geographical areas. From Africa and the Middle East to Asia and Europe, Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance of Islam opens up new vistas for research in Islamic studies


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Marcel Maussenis assistant professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam.Veit Baderis professor emeritus of social and political philosophy and sociology at the University of Amsterdam.Annelies Moorsis professor of contemporary Muslim societies at the University of Amsterdam.

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