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Islam without Europe: Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal


Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal’s pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as one of decline, stagnation, and the engendering of a widespread fundamentalism. Far from being moribund, Dallal argues, the eighteenth century--prior to systematic European encounters--was one of the most fertile eras in Islamic thought. Across vast Islamic territories, Dallal charts in rich detail not only how intellectuals rethought and reorganized religious knowledge but also the reception and imp ... More

Keywords: Eighteenth Century Islamic reform, Sufism, Ijtihad, The politics of knowledge, Networks verses regional traditions, Hadith, Usul al-Fiqh (legal theory), Wahhabism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469641409
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ahmad S. Dallal, author
Georgetown University Qatar