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The refuge of the World: Afghanistan and the Muslim imagination 1880-1922

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This dissertation is an attempt to solve a puzzle: how and why did the poor, remote and isolated country of Afghanistan become a site of international Muslim aspiration and imagination in the early 20th century? To answer this question, the dissertation focuses on the creation of ‘place’ - of Afghanistan in conceptual and material terms - out of the movement through ‘space’ of Afghan and Muslim travellers, and the inscriptions of such movement in texts. Through such a study, t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-03-05

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