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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 211–229.
Published: 01 August 2018
...E. Ann McDougall The historiography of the Sahara and trans-Saharan trade provides an explanatory key as to how premodern Saharan slavery has been understood since the nineteenth century. Part 1 of McDougall’s article deconstructs that historiography in terms of the intersecting influences...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2018
... durée premodern Ethiopia. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 slavery state formation social power References Abir Mordechai . Ethiopia and the Red Sea: The Rise and Decline of the Solomonic Dynasty and Muslim-European Rivalry in the Region . New York : Frank...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 33–44.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Imre Bangha Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2004 Dynamics of Textual Transmission in Premodern India: The Kavitavali of Tulsidas IMRE BANGHA Large literary masterpieces often secure fame for their the poetic form: the entire Kavitavali is written...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth R. Alexandrin Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam: An Architectural Reading of Mystical Ideas Samer Akkach Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005 288 pp., $80.00 (cloth), $25.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2010 The Crypto-Jewish Mashhadis...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 533–557.
Published: 01 December 2008
... elaboration with cosmopolises of the ' ajam world. I argue that Pollock's analysis of culture and power in premodernity lays the groundwork for a philosophical critique of modern forms of government, the outlines of which are traced in part 3. Premodernity is conceptually necessary to critical...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 418–434.
Published: 01 December 2016
... for the production of literary modernity. Arguing for a verbal as well as textual discourse of modernity shared between early twentieth-century Iranian and Indian intellectuals, Jabbari examines how these intellectuals made use of premodern materials for their modernizing projects, and how nationalism shaped...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 454–467.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as an “old borderland,” from premodern frontier zone, to sovereign and autonomous state during the era of British imperial dominance, through its mid-twentieth-century reemergence as a site of state avoidance or resistance. Identifying the productive relationship among frictional environments, political...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2021
...SherAli Tareen Abstract This conceptual essay pivots on the following problem: Tethered to a context of Muslim empire, how is the legacy of the premodern Islamic legal tradition engaged and negotiated in the modern colonial moment in South Asia, marked by the loss of Muslim political sovereignty...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 556–564.
Published: 01 December 2014
... or so, particularly the shift toward maritime conceptions of space (Mediterranean, Indian Ocean), which though by no means new have breathed new life into the study of the premodern and colonial/modern history of the Middle East. The rise of global and connected history has similar implications...
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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 (2020) 40 (1): 214–219.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and with how historical texts are embedded in relations of gender and power. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Islam premodernity gender Modern Muslims do strange things. Shahab Ahmed in What Is Islam? describes the modern Muslim as “a new species of human being” who conceives...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 May 2013
... theory, thereby bringing premodern Indic sources into contemporary conversations on the dynamics of culture and power. This effort has paid off dramatically, producing a dense but intricately crafted synthesis that has already proven, and will no doubt long continue to prove, to be a challenge...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 379–383.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in Premodern India . Berkeley : University of California Press , 2006 . Richards John F. “Early Modern India and World History.” Journal of World History 8 , no. 2 ( 1997 ): 197 – 209 . Smith Reuben W. “Preface: Marshall Hodgson and The Venture of Islam.” In The Venture...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 538–544.
Published: 01 August 2011
... begin with a small confession. When The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: San- skrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India first came out, I did not rush to read this monumental tome from cover to cover.1 Being familiar...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 113–116.
Published: 01 May 2017
... cases millennia-o­ ld, competencies in languages, folklore, philosophy, history, whether that history, philosophy, folklore, or language is modern or premodern, written or oral, are disappearing at an almost measureable rate. The loss of humanities knowledge thus bears striking resem- blance to the loss...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 147–148.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to argue that substantial changes will not occur in a given society solely in relation to certain “social move- ments.” A host of other factors are always at work. Contextual differences since the 1990s are Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam: also no less significant in shaping...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 148–149.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to argue that substantial changes will not occur in a given society solely in relation to certain “social move- ments.” A host of other factors are always at work. Contextual differences since the 1990s are Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam: also no less significant in shaping...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 149–150.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to argue that substantial changes will not occur in a given society solely in relation to certain “social move- ments.” A host of other factors are always at work. Contextual differences since the 1990s are Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam: also no less significant in shaping...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 151–152.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to argue that substantial changes will not occur in a given society solely in relation to certain “social move- ments.” A host of other factors are always at work. Contextual differences since the 1990s are Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam: also no less significant in shaping...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to argue that substantial changes will not occur in a given society solely in relation to certain “social move- ments.” A host of other factors are always at work. Contextual differences since the 1990s are Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam: also no less significant in shaping...