European Colonialism and the Emergence of Modern Muslim States

S.V.R. Nasr

in The Oxford History of Islam

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780195107999
Published online November 2007 |
 						 European Colonialism and the Emergence of Modern Muslim 					States

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This chapter identifies colonialisms legacy for the development of the Muslim states in the 20th century. It discusses the common legacy that Muslim states share as a result of their experiences with colonialism, and explains how colonization also accounts for differing patterns of development by looking at individual experiences with colonialism. The colonial era lasted less than a century, but it forever changed all aspects of geography, the economy, social relations, and politics in the areas that it ruled.

Keywords: colonialism; modern Muslim states; colonization

Chapter.  20714 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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