Demystifying the Caliphate: Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts

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In Western popular imagination, the Caliphate often conjures up an array of negative images, while rallies organised in support of resurrecting the Caliphate are treated with a mixture of apprehension and disdain, as if they were the first steps towards usurping democracy. Yet these images and perceptions have little to do with reality. While some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, only very few today seek to make that dream come true. Yet the Caliphate can be evoked as a powerful rallying call and a symbol that ...

Demystifying the Caliphate: Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts 2013, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231704328

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Demystifying the Caliphate: Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts 2012, Columbia University Press

ISBN-13: 9780199327959

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