Struggling with History: Islam and Cosmopolitanism in the Western Indian Ocean

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Columbia University Press, 2008 - Social Science - 377 pages
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Struggling with History compares anthropological and historical approaches to the study of the Indian Ocean by focusing on the conflicted nature of cosmopolitanism. Essays contribute to current debates on the nature of cosmopolitanism, the comparative study of Muslim societies, and the examination of colonial and postcolonial contexts. Few books combine a comparable level of interdisciplinary scholarship and regional ethnographic expertise.

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Edward Simpson is lecturer in anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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