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Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Muhamad Ali

Abstract

This book explores the ways in which Islam and European colonialism shaped modernity in the Indo-Malay world. Focusing on Indonesia and Malaysia, it looks at how European colonial and Islamic modernising powers operated in the common and parallel domains of organization, government and politics, law and education in the first half of the twentieth century. Through its critical approach to the interplay of Islamic religious rfrom and dynamics of both British and Dutch colonialisms, this work of comparative history illuminates perspective on the rather different shapes that Islam and Muslim soci ... More

Keywords: Islam, Colonialism, Modernity, Politics, Law, Education, Secularism, Religion, Custom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474409209
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Muhamad Ali, author
University of California, Riverside

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