Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print

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James L. Gelvin, Nile Green
Univ of California Press, 2014 - History - 285 pages
The second half of the nineteenth century marks a watershed in human history. Railroads linked remote hinterlands with cities; overland and undersea cables connected distant continents. New and accessible print technologies made the wide dissemination of ideas possible; oceangoing steamers carried goods to faraway markets and enabled the greatest long-distance migrations in recorded history.

In this volume, leading scholars of the Islamic world recount the enduring consequences these technological, economic, social, and cultural revolutions had on Muslim communities from North Africa to South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and China. Drawing on a multiplicity of approaches and genres, from commodity history to biography to social network theory, the essays in Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print offer new and diverse perspectives on a transnational community in an era of global transformation.
 

Contents

Persian schoolchildren celebrating the second anniversary of Irans 1905
10
part one communities and networks
23
Sulayman alBaruni
40
Personal Trajectories Imperial
59
FIGURES
76
A Nexus for Mediterranean and Global Radical
78
part two contagions and commodities
101
Trafficking in Evil? The Global Arms Trade and the Politics
121
Mosque for Indian Muslims Delhi 10 Mosque for Indian Muslims Saigon
142
Meccabound caravan crossing the Suez Canal
142
Quarantine station Kamaran Island Yemen 13 Persian Turkmen posing with their Britishmade MartiniHenry rifles 14 Ottoman ladies promenading l...
142
Moroccan workers loading barges Casablanca
142
The Creation of Iranian Music in the Age of Steam and Print
143
Transformations in
158
part three nodes and routes
183
Sayyida Salme bint Said and the Tensions
204

Following page
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The French steamboat Carthage arriving at Tunis 2 Pilgrims making the hajj aboard the steamship Tireno
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Train station Ismailiyya Egypt 4 Train station Zabadani presentday Syria
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Telegraph lines Morocco 6 Telegraph lines Aden
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Coffee shop Istanbul 8 Printed card depicting the sixteenthcentury Sufi saint Sidi ʿAbd alAziz alHajj
142
Politics and PanIslamism in the Hajj Travelogue
227
ChineseEgyptian Intellectual Contact
249
List of Contributors
269
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