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Writing religion : the making of Turkish Alevi Islam

Author: Markus Dressler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2013
Series: Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Markus Dressler tells the story of how a number of marginalized socioreligious communities, traditionally and derogatorily referred to as Kizilbas (''Redhead''), captured the attention of the late  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Mehmed Fuad Köprülü
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Dressler
ISBN: 9780190234096 0190234091
OCLC Number: 910931267
Description: xviii, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Prologue: Alevism Contested ; Introduction: Genealogies and Significations ; Part 1: Missionaries, Nationalists, and the Kizilbas-Alevis ; Chapter 1: The Western Discovery of the Kizilbas-Alevis ; Chapter 2: Nationalism, Religion, and Inter-Communal Violence ; Chapter 3: Entering the Gaze of the Nationalists ; Part 2: Mehmed Fuad Koprulu (1890-1966) and the Conceptualization of Inner-Islamic Difference ; Chapter 4: Nationalism, Historiography, and Politics ; Chapter 5: Religiography: Taxonomies of Essences and Differences ; Chapter 6: Alevi and Alevilik in the Work of Fuad Koprulu and His Legacy ; Conclusion: Tropes of Difference and Sameness - The Making of Alevism as a Modernist Project Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Responsibility: Markus Dressler.

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This thought-provoking and provocative but historically sensitive contribution is the best examination I have seen of the political foundation for the Kizilbas communities renamed 'Alevis.' Read more...

 
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