dimanche 28 juin 2015, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret
« At the height of the imperial age, European powers ruled over most parts of the Islamic world. The British, French, Russian, and Dutch empires each governed more Muslims than any independent Muslim state. European officials believed Islam to be of great political significance, and were quite cautious when it came to matters of the religious life of their Muslim subjects. In the colonies, they regularly employed Islamic religious leaders and institutions to bolster imperial rule. At the same time, the European presence in Muslim lands was confronted by religious resistance movements and Islamic insurgency. Across the globe, from the West African savanna to the shores of Southeast Asia, Muslim rebels called for holy war against non-Muslim intruders.
Islam and the European Empires presents the first comparative account of the engagement of all major European empires with Islam. Bringing together fifteen of the world’s leading scholars in the field, the volume explores a wide array of themes, ranging from the accommodation of Islam under imperial rule to Islamic anti-colonial resistance. A truly global history of empire, the volume makes a major contribution not only to our knowledge of the intersection of Islam and imperialism, but also more generally to our understanding of religion and power in the modern world. »
David Motadel, Research Fellow in History, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
Contributors : Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Felicitas Becker, University of Cambridge ; Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona ; Robert D. Crews, Stanford University ; Faisal Devji, Oxford University ; Rebekka Habermas, University of Göttingen ; Benjamin D. Hopkins, George Washington University ; Gerrit Knaap, Huygens Institute, The Hague ; David Motadel, University of Cambridge ; Michael A. Reynolds, Princeton University ; Umar Ryad, Utrecht University ; John Slight, University of Cambridge ; Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University ; George R. Trumbull IV, Dartmouth College ; Knut S. Vikør, University of Bergen.