The New Cambridge History of Islam (Volume 5)

The New Cambridge History of Islam (Volume 5) Author: -
eBook Title: The New Cambridge History of Islam (Volume 5)
ISBN10: 0521838266
ISBN13: 978-0521838269
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 30, 2010)
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
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Pages: 864 pages

Volume 5 of The New Cambridge History of Islam examines the history of Muslim societies from 1800 to the present. Francis Robinson, a leading historian of Islam, has brought together a team of scholars with a broad range of expertise to explore how Muslims responded to the challenges of Western conquest and domination across the last two-hundred years. As their articles reveal, the social, economic, political and historical circumstances which influenced these responses have, in many different parts of the world, empowered Muslim societies and encouraged transformation and religious revival. The volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the local dimensions of that revival and how regional connections have been forged. Synthesising the academic research of the past thirty years, as well as offering substantial guidance for further study, this book is the starting-point for all those who wish to have a serious understanding of modern Muslim societies.