By Amal N. Ghazal
Bridging African and Arab histories, this ebook examines the connection among Islam, nationalism and the evolution of identification politics from overdue 19th Century to global battle II.? It offers a cross-national, cross-regional research of non secular reform, nationalism, anti-colonialism from Zanzibar to Oman, North Africa and the center East.
This e-book widens the scope of recent Arab heritage via integrating Omani rule in Zanzibar within the historiography of Arab nationalism and Islamic reform.? It examines the highbrow and political ties and networks among Zanzibar, Oman, Algeria, Egypt, Istanbul and the Levant and the methods these hyperlinks formed the politics of id of the Omani elite in Zanzibar.? Out of those connections emerges an Omani intelligentsia strongly tied to the Arab cultural nahda and to routine of Islamic reform, pan-Islamism and pan-Arabism.? The booklet examines Zanzibari nationalism, as formulated through the Omani intelligentsia, throughout the prism of those pan-Islamic connections and within the gentle of Omani responses to British regulations in Zanzibar. the writer sheds mild on Ibadism - an neglected sect of Islam - and its glossy highbrow heritage and the function of the Omani elite in bridging Ibadism with pan-Islamism and pan-Arabism.
Although a lot has been written approximately nationalism within the Arab global, this can be the 1st booklet to debate nationalism in Zanzibar within the wider context of non secular reform and nationalism within the Arab international, and the 1st to supply a brand new framework of research to the learn of pan-Islamic and pan-Arab activities and nationalism.
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