Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance of Islam

Continuities and Ruptures

Edited by Marcel Maussen, Veit Bader, and Annelies Moors

Edited by Marcel Maussen, Veit Bader, and Annelies Moors

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

250 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $54.50 ISBN: 9789089643568 Published August 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This comprehensive collection examines a broad spectrum of Islamic governance during colonial and postcolonial eras. The book pays special attention to the ongoing battles over the codification of Islamic education, religious authority, law and practice while outlining the similarities and differences in British, French and Portuguese colonial rule in Islamic regions. Using a shared conceptual framework the contributors to this volume analyze the nature of regulation in different historical periods and geographical areas. From Africa and the Middle East to Asia and Europe, Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance of Islam opens up new vistas for research in Islamic studies


1. Introduction
      Marcel Maussen and Veit Bader
Part 1: Historical perspectives on colonial governance of Islam
2. Governance of Islam in colonial Mozambique
      Liazzat J. K. Bonate
3. Educating Sudanese ulama for colonial sharia
      Shamil Jeppie
4. Ruptures? Governance in Husaynid-Colonial Tunisia, c. 1870–1914
      Julia Clancy-Smith
5. Governening Islam by tribes and constitutions: British mandate rule in Iraq
      Michiel Leezenberg and Mariwan Kanie
6. The idea of a Muslim community: British India, 1857–1906
      Faisal Devji
Part 2: Continuities and ruptures in the governance of Islam in post-colonial situations
7. Colonial Traces? Islamic dress, gender and the public presence of Islam
      Annelies Moors
8. Seeing like an expert, failing like a state? Interpreting the fate of a satellite town in early post-colonial Pakistan
      Markus Daechsel
9. Continuities and ruptures in the governance of Islam in Malaysia
      Karen Meerschaut and Serge Gutwirth
10. Angare, the 'burning embers' of Muslim political resistance: Colonial and post-colonial regulation of Islam in Britain
      Maleiha Malik
11. Portuguese colonialism and the Islamic community of Lisbon
      Mário Artur Machaquiero
12. Conclusion
      Veit Bader and Marcel Maussen

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