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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 December 2016
... marking their use as provisional. In the second step conceptual history becomes central in two respects; investigating the history of the analytical concepts allows us to destabilize the boundary between the interpretation offered by the historical actors and the one offered by historians. To this needs...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 319–324.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 minority global intellectual history colonialism conceptual history social difference In 1883, the Delhi-born Muslim activist and theologian Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817–98) commented favorably on a proposed bill for extending local self-government...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 August 2009
... as a point of departure—and eternal return—the argument presented here is twofold. First, it is highly problematic to conceptualize cross-cultural contact in the premodern period not just in terms of the modern geopolitics of nationalism—which is fairly obvious—but also in terms of a history of ideas...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 420–433.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Khodadad Rezakhani The Silk Road is commonly used as a convenient blanket term to describe the many trade routes and points of contact that criss-crossed Central Asia. The term is generally overused, to the point that everything in the history of the region is conceptualized within the confines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 225–229.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and mental illness, the history of societies with their different classes, and so on. . . . Once the mechanism of biopower was called upon to make it possible to execute or isolate criminals, criminality was conceptualized in racist terms. The same applies to madness, and [to] other abnormalities.” 23...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 December 2018
... world. Although the first conference was, as one attendee observed, more pepperfarm than megacity, which is to say that it reflected a bias toward more distant eras in Lagos history, the contributions to this issue cover a variety of eras in Lagos history. As this introduction notes, while projects...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 495–506.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... In this introduction and the articles that follow, architecture acts as an analytic with which to formulate understanding and meaning. Through modern histories and perspectives from the South Asian subcontinent, conceptualizing “South Asia” and “architecture” broadly and inclusively, the articles turn alternately...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Daryoush Ashouri The Islamic revolution in Iran at the closing decades of the twentieth century was a shocking, unexpected phenomenon in the context of modern history. Its religious emblem, the presence of the Shiite clerics as it's mobilizing motor for mass demonstrations and, eventually...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 372–386.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Andrew Amstutz Abstract In 1945, Mahmooda Rizvia, a prominent Urdu author from Sindh, published a travel account of her journey across the Arabian Sea from British India to Iraq during World War II. In her travel account, Rizvia conceptualized the declining British Empire as a dynamic space...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 666–671.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Souleymane Bachir Diagne Rudolph Ware's groundbreaking work, The Walking Qur'an , is for the most part devoted to an important episode of the history of Senegambia known as “the Wars of the Marabouts.” Leaning on works by historians of the period, Ware revisits the episode using a powerful...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 489–504.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Marxism grappled with this question, aiming to reformulate Marxist theories and categories of analysis for postcolonial realities. Whereas this scholarship focuses on the writings of intellectuals, in this article, the authors supplement prose with oral history and ethnography to also identify the theory...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 533–557.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Rebecca Gould This essay aims at a methodological interpretation of Sheldon Pollock's oeuvre from the perspective of comparative literary history. Part 1 focuses on his recent magnum opus, The Language of the Gods in the World of Men . Part 2 compares the Sanskrit cosmopolis in Pollock's...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Arash Davari This essay considers the overlap between ʿAli Shari’ati’s ethical reflections and his discussion of insurrectionary violence. Davari argues that the earlier lectures discussing bāzgasht be khishtan (a return to self) formed the conceptual foundation for his advocacy of shahādat...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 364–367.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Fernand Braudel, in whose the Mediterranean in the history of the West or its monumental work the Mediterranean figures as abiding association with the European past, pres- a kind of conceptual laboratory.6 Braudel’s work ent, and future. Perhaps more pertinently, in draw- may remain unmatched...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 582–589.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Amal N. Ghazal The area studies model is an impediment to the historical analysis of linkages and connections not governed by its geographical and conceptual boundaries. Its shortcomings are even more pronounced in the historiography of the modern period, when interactions and exchanges between...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 618–625.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Renisa Mawani Mawani’s essay reads Julian Go’s Patterns of Empire through the politics of comparison and through a shared intellectual commitment to a postcolonial sociology. Patterns of Empire is an ambitious and challenging book that places sociology at the heart of Anglo-imperial history...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of Chinese Feminism as an inaugural text for two reasons: first, for the manner in which the author-editors have framed and conceptualized the distinctive nature of He-Yin Zhen’s interventions; and second, for the text’s ability to address histories of modern gendering in non-Western locales, thus generating...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 377–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... with the field of conceptual history. Pernau’s essay focuses on the ashraf of Delhi as a specific case to make a more general point: the need to under- stand translingual practices as embedded in con- cepts but shaped, as well, by how historical actors...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of Wisconsin Press , 1977 . Koselleck Reinhart . The Practice of Conceptual History: Timing History, Spacing Concepts . Translated by Presner Todd Samuel . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2002 . Ludolf Jobi I. C. Lexicon Aethiopico-latinum: ex omnibus...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Reinhart . Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time . New York : Columbia University Press , 1985 . Koselleck Reinhart . The Practice of Conceptual History: Timing History, Spacing Concepts . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2002 . Latour Bruno . We Have...