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Orthodoxy, heterodoxy, and reform: constructing an Islamic universe in the British official mind, 1860-1914

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This dissertation concerns conceptualizations of Islam produced by the world of the nineteenth century British colonial official. It argues that, contrary to much of the standard scholarship concerning Western engagement with Islam and Muslims in the age of empire, the British officials who staffed the empire perceived Islam as a religion riven by sectarian division. In order to come to terms with the diversity encountered across their Islamic empire, the ‘official mind’, a reflexive ackno...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Arts and Humanities Research Council More from this funder
National University of Ireland More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2020-02-11

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