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Religion and the Problem of Islam

A. S. Morrison

in Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547371
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547371.003.0003

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

 Religion and the Problem of Islam

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This chapter covers the colonial regime's fraught relationship with Islam. Whilst expressing deep suspicion and hostility towards Islam, whether in traditional or reformist guise, administrators were far too worried about provoking a revolt akin to that in the Caucasus, or the Indian Mutiny, to make any serious attempt to undermine it.

Keywords: Islam; traditional; reformist; paranoia; revolt

Chapter.  15574 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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