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The Resource Afghanistan rising : Islamic law and statecraft between the Ottoman and British empires, Faiz Ahmed

Afghanistan rising : Islamic law and statecraft between the Ottoman and British empires, Faiz Ahmed

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Afghanistan rising : Islamic law and statecraft between the Ottoman and British empires
Title
Afghanistan rising
Title remainder
Islamic law and statecraft between the Ottoman and British empires
Statement of responsibility
Faiz Ahmed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Challenging conventional narratives of Afghanistan as a perennial war zone and the rule of law as a secular-liberal monopoly, this book presents an account of the first Muslim-majority country to gain independence, codify its own laws, and ratify a constitution after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Afghanistan Rising illustrates how turn-of-the-century Kabul, far from being a land-locked wilderness or remote frontier, became a virtual seaport for itinerant scholars and statesmen shuttling between Ottoman and British imperial domains. Tracing the country's longstanding but often ignored scholarly and educational ties to the metropolises of Istanbul, Damascus, and Baghdad, as well as greater Delhi and Lahore, the author explains how the court of Kabul became a contested space for diverse visions of modern Muslim reform at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing on declassified records and manuscripts in Ottoman Turkish, Afghan Persian, Arabic, Urdu, and French, Afghanistan Rising presents a rare window into Afghanistan's legal heritage during a formative period in the country's history"--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
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1980-
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Ahmed, Faiz
Dewey number
349.581
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Islamic law
  • Constitutional history
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Turkey
  • Afghanistan
  • India
Label
Afghanistan rising : Islamic law and statecraft between the Ottoman and British empires, Faiz Ahmed
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An Ottoman scholar in Victorian Kabul : the first Ottoman mission to Afghanistan -- A Damascene road meets a passage to India : Ottoman and Indian experts in Afghanistan -- Exit Great Game, enter Great War : Afghanistan and the Ottoman Empire during World War I -- Converging crescents : Turco-Afghan entente and an Indian exodus to Kabul -- Legalizing Afghanistan : Islamic legal modernism and the making of the 1923 Constitution -- Turkish tremors, Afghan aftershocks : Anatolia and Afghanistan after the Ottomans -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn981956884
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 430 pages
Isbn
9780674971943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)981956884
Label
Afghanistan rising : Islamic law and statecraft between the Ottoman and British empires, Faiz Ahmed
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An Ottoman scholar in Victorian Kabul : the first Ottoman mission to Afghanistan -- A Damascene road meets a passage to India : Ottoman and Indian experts in Afghanistan -- Exit Great Game, enter Great War : Afghanistan and the Ottoman Empire during World War I -- Converging crescents : Turco-Afghan entente and an Indian exodus to Kabul -- Legalizing Afghanistan : Islamic legal modernism and the making of the 1923 Constitution -- Turkish tremors, Afghan aftershocks : Anatolia and Afghanistan after the Ottomans -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn981956884
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 430 pages
Isbn
9780674971943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)981956884

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