Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below the Winds

1st Edition

Michael Francis Laffan

Routledge
Published May 18, 2007
Reference - 312 Pages
ISBN 9780415444354 - CAT# RU49880
Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

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Summary

Drawing on previously unavailable archival material, this book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested on Islamic ecumenism heightened by colonial rule and the pilgrimage. The award winning author Laffan contrasts the latter experience with life in Cairo, where some Southeast Asians were drawn to both reformism and nationalism. After demonstrating the close linkage between Cairene ideology and Indonesian nationalism, Laffan shows how developments in the Middle East continued to play a role in shaping Islamic politics in colonial Indonesia.

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