Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past by Derryl N. MacLeanCosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past by Derryl N. MacLean

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past

EditorDerryl N. MacLean, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Paperback | October 30, 2013

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This collection of 9 essays focuses on instances in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures. The contributors explore the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states.Cosmopolitanism is a key concept in social and political thought, standing in opposition to closed human group ideologies such as tribalism, nationalism and fundamentalism. Recent discussions of it have been situated within Western self-perceptions. Now, this volume explores it from Muslimperspectives.
Derryl N. MacLean is Director of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, and Associate Professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is author of Religion and Society in Arab Sind (Brill, 1989). Sikeena Karmali Ahmed is Manager of Publications at Aga Khan University Instit...
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Title:Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the PastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.51 inPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748689850

ISBN - 13:9780748689859

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