Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 April 1990

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195061031

Bookseller Code (04 |d Short)


Islamic Reform

Politics and Social Change in Late Ottoman Syria

David Dean Commins

Studies in Middle Eastern History

Using unpublished manuscripts and correspondence, inheritance documents, and Ottoman-era periodicals, this work examines the social, intellectual, and political life in turn-of-the-century Damascus: the struggle between reformist Muslim scholars and conservative scholars over how to define Islam; the rise of Arabism; the political fortunes of reformers, conservatives, and Arabists; and the social origins of each group.