Taste of Modernity: Sufism, Salafiyya, and Arabism in Late Ottoman Damascus

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This study examines the conceptual and social responses among the three consecutive Islamic reform trends of nineteenth-century Damascus - the Naqshbandi order, the Akbar+ theosophy, and the Salaf+ tendency - to the two-fold challenge of modernity: Ottoman state formation and European economic penetration.

Taste of Modernity: Sufism, Salafiyya, and Arabism in Late Ottoman Damascus 2000, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789004119086

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