Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 April 1990

224 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195061031

Bookseller Code (04)


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Using unpublished manuscripts and correspondence, inheritance documents, and Ottoman-era periodicals, this work examines the social, intellectual, and political life in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.


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