Modernity in Islamic Tradition: The Concept of 'Society' in the Journal Al-Manar (Cairo, 1898-1940) (Religion and Society #76) (Hardcover)

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Modernity in Islamic Tradition: The Concept of 'Society' in the Journal Al-Manar (Cairo, 1898-1940) (Religion and Society #76) By Florian Zemmin Cover Image
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What does it mean to be modern? This study regards the concept of 'society' as foundational to modern self-understanding. Identifying Arabic conceptualizations of society in the journal al-Manar, the mouthpiece of Islamic reformism, the author shows how modernity was articulated from within an Islamic discursive tradition. The fact that the classical term umma was a principal term used to conceptualize modern society suggests the convergence of discursive traditions in modernity, rather than a mere diffusion of European concepts.

About the Author


Florian Zemmin, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783110543995
ISBN-10: 3110543990
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2018
Pages: 532
Language: English
Series: Religion and Society