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Struggling with history : Islam and cosmopolitanism in the Western Indian Ocean

Author: Edward Simpson; Kai Kresse
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Series: Society and history in the Indian Ocean.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compares anthropological and historical approaches to the study of the Indian Ocean by focusing on the conflicted nature of cosmopolitanism. This book presents debates on the nature of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Struggling with history.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607736414
Online version:
Struggling with history.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608269383
Named Person: Händel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Simpson; Kai Kresse
ISBN: 9780231700245 0231700245 9780231700238 0231700237
OCLC Number: 132585296
Description: xxii, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction cosmopolitanism contested : anthropology and history in the Western Indian ocean / Edward Simpson and Kai Kresse --
Islam in Indian Ocean Africa prior to the scramble / Gwyn Campbell --
The history of Bhuj as told by its own historians / Edward Simpson --
Saints, rebels, and booksellers : Sufis in the Cosmopolitan Western Indian Ocean, c.1780-1920 / Nile Green --
Cosmopolitanism colonised? : three cases from Zanzibar, 1890-1920 / Anne Bang --
The 'respectable citizens' of Shaykh Uthman : religious discourse, trans-locality and the construction of local contexts in colonial / Aden Scott Reese --
The uses of history : rhetorics of Muslim unity and difference on the Kenyan Swahili coast / Kai Kresse --
Cosmopolitanism beyond the towns : rural-urban relations in the history of the Southern Swahili coast in the twentieth century / Felicitas Becker --
Drumming and praying : Sidi at the interface of spirit possession and Islam / HeleneBasu --
Ôi am gulf' : the production of cosmopolitanism in Kozhikode, Kerala, India / Filippo Osella & Caroline Osella.
Series Title: Society and history in the Indian Ocean.
Responsibility: Edward Simpson & Kai Kresse, editors.
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