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The Modern Muslim World

The Modern Muslim World provides a platform for scholarly research on Islamic and Muslim thought and history, emerging from any geographic area within the expansive Muslim world and dated to any period from the beginning of the modern period onwards. Of particular interest to the series are studies that trace the intellectual and historical impact of modern texts and thinkers on the contemporary world. Within this context, submissions are also welcome on Muslim diaspora. Authors are invited to submit proposals for original monographs, translations and edited volumes related to these broad areas of research. For more information about the series or to submit a proposal, please contact the series' Submissions Editor, Adam Walker:

Series Editorial Board:

Professor Hina Azam (The University of Texas at Austin)
Professor Marcia Hermansen (Chair) (Loyola University Chicago)
Professor Ussaama Makdisi (Rice University)
Professor Martin Nguyen (Fairfield University)
Professor Joas Wagemakers (Utrecht University)

Series Advisory Board:

Professor Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame)
Professor Talal Asad (City University of New York)
Professor Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin)
Dr Rana Hisham Issa (University of Oslo)
Professor Adam Talib (Durham University)
Professor Marwa Elshakry (Columbia University)
Professor Khaled M. Abou El Fadl (University of California, Los Angeles)
Professor Aslı Niyazioğlu (University of Oxford)
Dr Amira K. Bennison (University of Cambridge)
Professor Armando Salvatore (McGill University)
Professor Tijana Krstic (Central European University)
Professor Adam Sabra (University of California, Santa Barbara)
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Middle Eastern Minorities and the Arab Spring

Identity and Community in the Twenty-First Century
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0653-6
Middle Eastern Minorities and the Arab Spring: Identity and Community in the Twenty-First Century examines eleven minority groups in the early years of the so-called Arab Spring. Wide-ranging in scope, minorities of diverse religious and ethno-linguistic backgrounds are included from North Africa, the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula. Each has experienced the Arab Spring differently and uniquely depending upon their context. Of particular concern to the international team of scholars involved in this volume, is the interaction and reaction of minorities to the protest movements across the Arab World that called for greater democratic rights and end to respective autocratic regimes. While some minorities participated in the Arab Spring, others were wary of instability and the unintended effects of regime change – notably the rise of violent Islamism. The full effects of the Arab Spring will not be known for years to come, but for the minorities of the Middle East, the immediate future seems certainly tenuous at best.

The Struggle to Define a Nation

Rethinking Religious Nationalism in the Contemporary Islamic World
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0642-0
In the present edited volume, a serious of internationally recognised scholars adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of ‘religious nationalism’ and the ‘nationalization’ of religion, through focusing on case studies and the religious affiliations and denominations of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The aim of this book is to reconsider the ongoing debate between different communities of the so-called Islamic World regarding the nature of the nation and state, and the role of religion in a nation-state’s institutional ground, both as a viable integrative or segregating factor. It is through focusing on the state dimension, as the subject of collective action or socio- cultural and political representation, that the book proposes to reconsider the relationship between religion, politics and identity in the perspective of ‘religious nationalism’ and the ‘nationalization’ of religion in the contemporary Islamic World.

Islam Before Modernity

Aḥmad al-Dardīr and the Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4380-7
This book examines the role of tradition and discursive knowledge transmission on the formation of the ‘ulamā’, the learned scholarly class in Islam, and their approach to the articulation of the Islamic disciplines. This book argues that a useful framework for evaluating the intellectual contributions of post-classical scholars such as Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Dardīr involves preserving, upholding, and maintaining the Islamic tradition, including the intellectual “sub-traditions” that came to define it.
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