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Battling Neighbors

Julia Phillips Cohen.

in Becoming Ottomans

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 13277 words.

As their patriotic project matured, Jewish communal elites came to realize the potentially unsettling consequences that patriotism could entail. Chapter 3 examines this process by exploring...

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Becoming Ottomans

Julia Phillips Cohen.

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 272 pages.

Becoming Ottomans is the first book to tell the story of Jewish political integration into a modern Islamic empire. It begins with the process set in motion by the imperial...

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Between Complicit Entanglement and Creative Dissonance

Gita Dharampal-Frick and Milinda Banerjee.

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 11658 words.

Focusing on the nexus between Rammohun Roy’s religious deliberations and William Wilberforce’s religious policies, the chapter emphasizes the interconnections between the developments of...

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Beyond Civilization

Cemil Aydın.

in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 9760 words.

The idea of Europe among non-Western elites from the early nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century embodies one of the most arresting paradoxes of modern global history. From the 1880s...

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Bringing Rain and Protection

Barend J. ter Haar.

in Guan Yu

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 21190 words.

Deities were thought to help and protect people, heal them from illnesses, and sometimes also to punish them. And yet, a worshipper was not free to decide what to ask for, but had to work...

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Chaitanya

Amiya P. Sen.

July 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Book. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 240 pages.

This is a short yet critical biography of a major religious figure from Hindu Bengal, Krishna Chaitanya (1486–1533), based on extant hagiographical sources from medieval Bengal as also...

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Chaitanya in His Times and in Ours

Amiya P. Sen.

in Chaitanya

July 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 14425 words.

This is a highly critical chapter that joins the twin issues of how Chaitanya was perceived in his own life time and thereafter. Of particular interest here is how Chaitanya was invoked in...

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Chaitanya’s Companions, Associates, Devotees, and Followers

Amiya P. Sen.

in Chaitanya

July 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 14162 words.

This chapter deals with the way the religious faith and inspiration provided by Chaitanya turned into a successful organized movement, going beyond the frontiers of ethnic Bengal into the...

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Civilizations in an Era of Globalization

Yunus Kaya.

in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 6739 words.

Although there are ongoing debates about the very term, it is widely accepted that globalization emerged as a significant force connecting societies, economies, and cultures. In the...

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Conceptualizing Civilization between Othering and Multiculturalism

Murat Çemrek.

in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; History of Religion. 7103 words.

Even while every civilization considers itself as ‘the civilization’, it is a point which may neither be questioned nor criticized, and is instead something to which one may simply belong....

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