Struggling with History: Islam and Cosmopolitanism in the Western Indian Ocean

Paperback | February 19, 2008

EditorEdward Simpson, Kai Kresse

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This volume compares and contrasts anthropological and historical approaches to the study of the Indian Ocean by focusing on the vexed nature of 'cosmopolitanism'. The chapters contribute to current debates on the nature of cosmopolitanism, the comparative study of Muslim societies, and thestudy of colonial and post-colonial contexts. There are few books on the market that combine serious interdisciplinary scholarship and regional ethnographic expertise with comparable ambition.

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This volume compares and contrasts anthropological and historical approaches to the study of the Indian Ocean by focusing on the vexed nature of 'cosmopolitanism'. The chapters contribute to current debates on the nature of cosmopolitanism, the comparative study of Muslim societies, and thestudy of colonial and post-colonial contexts. ...

Edward Simpson is Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College and an ESRC Research Fellow. Kai Kresse is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of St Andrews and Research Fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 5.39 × 8.5 × 0.91 inPublished:February 19, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199326428

ISBN - 13:9780199326426

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