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The Resource Muslim society, Ernest Gellner

Muslim society, Ernest Gellner

Label
Muslim society
Title
Muslim society
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Gellner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Of all the great world religions, Islam appears to have the most powerful political appeal in the twentieth century. It sustains some severely traditional and conservative regimes, but it is also capable of generating intense revolutionary ardour and of blending with extreme social radicalism. As an agent of political mobilisation, it seems to be overtaking Marxism, arid surpassing all other religions. The present book seeks the roots of this situation in the past. The traditional Muslim society of the arid zone has, in the past, displayed remarkable stability and homogeneity, despite great political fragmentation, and the absence of a centralised religious hierarchy. The book explores the mechanisms which have contributed to this result - a civilisation in which (in the main) weak states co-existed with a strong culture, which had a powerful hold over the populations under its sway. A literate Great Tradition, in the keeping of urban scholars, lived side by side with a more emotive, ecstatic folk tradition, ill tile keeping of holy lineages, religious brotherhoods and freelance saints. One tradition was sustained by the urban trading class and periodically swept the rest of the society in waves of revivalist enthusiasm; the other was based on the multiple functions it performed in rural tribal society and amongst the urban poor. The two traditions were intertwined, yet remained in latent tension which from time to time came to tile surface. The book traces the manner in which the impact of the modern world, acting through colonialism arid industrialisation upset the once stable balance, and helped the erstwhile urban Great Tradition to become the pervasive arid dominant one, culminating in the zealous arid radical Islam which is so prominent now. The argument is both formulated in the abstract and illustrated by a series of case studies and examinations of specific aspects, and critical examinations of rival interpretations."--Publisher description
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DLC
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Gellner, Ernest
Dewey number
909/.097671
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BP173.25
  • HN768.A8
LC item number
  • .G44
  • G4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in social anthropology,
Series volume
32
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic sociology
  • Islam
  • Africa, North
  • Pays musulmans
  • Pays musulmans
  • Islam
  • Islamic sociology
  • Social conditions
  • Africa, North
  • Sociale situatie
  • Gesellschaft
  • Islam
  • Islam et politique
  • Civilisation islamique
  • Islam
  • Afrique du Nord
  • Afrique du Nord
  • Gesellschaft
  • Islam
Label
Muslim society, Ernest Gellner
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliography of Ernest Gellner's North African writings"-Page 247-251
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Patterns of rural rebellion in Morocco during the early years of independence
  • Saints and their descendants
  • The marabouts in the market-place
  • Rulers and tribesmen
  • Flux and reflux in the faith of men
  • Cohesion and identity: the Maghreb from Ibn Khaldun to Emile Durkheim
  • Post-traditional forms in Islam: the turf and trade, and votes and peanuts
  • Doctor and saint
  • Sanctity, puritanism, secularisation and nationalism in North Africa: a case study
  • The unknown Apollo of Biskra: the social base of Algerian puritanism
  • Trousers in Tunisia
  • The sociology of Robert Montagne (1893-1954)
Control code
ocm07659784
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 267 pages
Isbn
9780521274074
Lccn
80041103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o07659784
  • (OCoLC)07659784
Label
Muslim society, Ernest Gellner
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliography of Ernest Gellner's North African writings"-Page 247-251
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Patterns of rural rebellion in Morocco during the early years of independence
  • Saints and their descendants
  • The marabouts in the market-place
  • Rulers and tribesmen
  • Flux and reflux in the faith of men
  • Cohesion and identity: the Maghreb from Ibn Khaldun to Emile Durkheim
  • Post-traditional forms in Islam: the turf and trade, and votes and peanuts
  • Doctor and saint
  • Sanctity, puritanism, secularisation and nationalism in North Africa: a case study
  • The unknown Apollo of Biskra: the social base of Algerian puritanism
  • Trousers in Tunisia
  • The sociology of Robert Montagne (1893-1954)
Control code
ocm07659784
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 267 pages
Isbn
9780521274074
Lccn
80041103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o07659784
  • (OCoLC)07659784

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