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Islamic Reform: Politics and Social Change in Late Ottoman Syria

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Religious community and nation have long been the chief poles of political and cultural identity for peoples of the modern Middle East. This work explores how men in turn-of-the-century Damascus dealt, in word and deed, with the dilemmas of identity that arose from the Ottoman Empire's 19th-century reforms. Muslim religious scholars (ulama) who advocated a return to scripture as the basis of social and political order were the pivotal group. The reformers clashed with their fellow ulama who defended the integrity of ...

Islamic Reform: Politics and Social Change in Late Ottoman Syria 1990, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195061031

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