By David Motadel

on the top of the imperial age, ecu powers governed over such a lot elements of the Islamic international. The British, French, Russian, and Dutch empires every one ruled extra Muslims than any autonomous Muslim country. eu officers believed Islam to be of significant political importance, and have been relatively wary whilst it got here to issues of the spiritual lifetime of their Muslim topics. within the colonies, they often hired Islamic non secular leaders and associations to bolster
imperial rule. whilst, the eu presence in Muslim lands was once faced via non secular resistance activities and Islamic insurgency. around the globe, from the West African savanna to the beaches of Southeast Asia, Muslim rebels referred to as for holy conflict opposed to non-Muslim intruders.

Islam and the eu Empires provides the 1st comparative account of the engagement of all significant ecu empires with Islam. Bringing jointly fifteen of the world's prime students within the box, the quantity explores a big selection of topics, starting from the lodging of Islam less than imperial rule to Islamic anti-colonial resistance. a really international heritage of empire, the quantity makes an enormous contribution not just to our wisdom of the intersection of Islam and imperialism, but
also extra mostly to our realizing of faith and tool within the glossy world.

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