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Published: 30 June 2019

272 Pages | 6 black and white illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474452762

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Imperial Muslims

Islam, Community and Authority in the Indian Ocean, 1839-1937

Scott S. Reese

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Explores the social consequences of Britain's creation of an Indian Ocean empire that brought millions of Muslim subjects under a single political umbrella for the first time in the modern era
  • The case of Aden allows an examination of a community that was created by the colonial moment, rather than just shaped by it
  • Shows how individuals drawn together from enormously diverse backgrounds manage the realities of everyday life together via a common Islamic discursive tradition
  • Provides insight into how believers accessed an Islamic ontology and shared concepts of the universe