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The Resource Lost in the sacred : why the Muslim world stood still, Dan Diner ; translated by Steven Rendall

Lost in the sacred : why the Muslim world stood still, Dan Diner ; translated by Steven Rendall

Label
Lost in the sacred : why the Muslim world stood still
Title
Lost in the sacred
Title remainder
why the Muslim world stood still
Statement of responsibility
Dan Diner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Lost in the Sacred poses questions about the Muslim world that no other book by a Western writer has dared to ask. Focusing on the Arab Middle East, Dan Diner asks what caused the Muslim world to lag behind so dramatically. Is Western dominance to blame? Or is the problem even with Islam itself? These questions, however unsettling, need to be asked - and they are being posed all across the Muslim world today. This book provides cautious answers that are no less disturbing than the questions." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Diner, Dan
Dewey number
909/.09767
Index
index present
LC call number
DS35.62
LC item number
.D5613 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rendall, Steven
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  • Islamic countries
  • Islamic countries
Label
Lost in the sacred : why the Muslim world stood still, Dan Diner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT: the state of the Arab world. "Orientalism" and its adversaries -- Rifa'ah at-Tahtawi and the "Arab Human Development Report" -- Language and social lifeworlds -- Knowledge and technology -- Freedom and prosperity -- Power and benefit -- Military and politics -- Mehmed Ali and Gamal Abdel Nasser -- Ground rent and productivity -- Oil wealth and stasis -- 2. GEOPOLITICS AND RELIGIOUS ZEAL: Radicalizaiton in the Muslim East. Between Palestine and Kashmir -- Cold War and decolonization -- England and Russia -- Gladstone and Disraeli -- Caliphate and Pan-Islam -- Kemal Pasha and Enver Pasha -- Hindus and Muslims -- Colonialism and alienation -- Arabism and Islamism -- Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb -- Political theology and civil war -- 3. TEXT AND SPEECH: the rejection of the printing press. One God, one book -- Mechanical reproduction and profanation -- Consonants and vowels -- Arabic and Hebrew -- Baruch Spinoza and Walter Benjamin -- Romanization and secularization -- Recitation and reading -- Literacy and diglossia -- Fusha and Ammiya -- 4. RISE AND DECLINE: Ottoman perplexities in the early modern period. -- Europe and Asia -- Ottomans and the New World -- Gold and silver -- Piri Reis and Selim I -- Mamluks and Venetians -- The price revolution and mercantilism -- Janissaries and bureaucrats -- Merchants and craftsmen -- Inflation and rebellion -- Stasis or crisis -- Mustafa Ali and Katip Celebi -- 5. POLITICAL POWER AND ECONOMIC BENEFIT: Muslim social environment in the classical age. Desert and Steppe -- Tribute and tax -- Central power and urban culture -- Umayyads and Abbasids -- Mercenaries and traders -- Polis and Medina -- Public and private -- Benefices and capital -- Labor and property -- Time and liturgy -- Ethics and morals -- Sacred and profane -- 6. HISTORICAL THOUGHT AND DIVINE LAW: Converting sacred into profane time. Acceleration or deceleration -- Law and history -- Cyclical vs linear time -- Ibn Khaldun and Giambattista Vico -- Past utopias and future worlds -- Islam and Judaism -- Leo Strauss and Moses Maimonides -- Dual law and dual time -- Muhammad Asad and Moses Mendelssohn -- Law of the land and secularization
Control code
231587418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
English ed.
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780691129112
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)231587418
Label
Lost in the sacred : why the Muslim world stood still, Dan Diner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT: the state of the Arab world. "Orientalism" and its adversaries -- Rifa'ah at-Tahtawi and the "Arab Human Development Report" -- Language and social lifeworlds -- Knowledge and technology -- Freedom and prosperity -- Power and benefit -- Military and politics -- Mehmed Ali and Gamal Abdel Nasser -- Ground rent and productivity -- Oil wealth and stasis -- 2. GEOPOLITICS AND RELIGIOUS ZEAL: Radicalizaiton in the Muslim East. Between Palestine and Kashmir -- Cold War and decolonization -- England and Russia -- Gladstone and Disraeli -- Caliphate and Pan-Islam -- Kemal Pasha and Enver Pasha -- Hindus and Muslims -- Colonialism and alienation -- Arabism and Islamism -- Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb -- Political theology and civil war -- 3. TEXT AND SPEECH: the rejection of the printing press. One God, one book -- Mechanical reproduction and profanation -- Consonants and vowels -- Arabic and Hebrew -- Baruch Spinoza and Walter Benjamin -- Romanization and secularization -- Recitation and reading -- Literacy and diglossia -- Fusha and Ammiya -- 4. RISE AND DECLINE: Ottoman perplexities in the early modern period. -- Europe and Asia -- Ottomans and the New World -- Gold and silver -- Piri Reis and Selim I -- Mamluks and Venetians -- The price revolution and mercantilism -- Janissaries and bureaucrats -- Merchants and craftsmen -- Inflation and rebellion -- Stasis or crisis -- Mustafa Ali and Katip Celebi -- 5. POLITICAL POWER AND ECONOMIC BENEFIT: Muslim social environment in the classical age. Desert and Steppe -- Tribute and tax -- Central power and urban culture -- Umayyads and Abbasids -- Mercenaries and traders -- Polis and Medina -- Public and private -- Benefices and capital -- Labor and property -- Time and liturgy -- Ethics and morals -- Sacred and profane -- 6. HISTORICAL THOUGHT AND DIVINE LAW: Converting sacred into profane time. Acceleration or deceleration -- Law and history -- Cyclical vs linear time -- Ibn Khaldun and Giambattista Vico -- Past utopias and future worlds -- Islam and Judaism -- Leo Strauss and Moses Maimonides -- Dual law and dual time -- Muhammad Asad and Moses Mendelssohn -- Law of the land and secularization
Control code
231587418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
English ed.
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780691129112
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)231587418

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