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Islamic nationhood and colonial Indonesia : the umma below the winds

by Michael Francis Laffan

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Drawing on previously unavailable archival material, this book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested on Islamic ecumenism heightened by colonial rule and the pilgrimage. The award winning author Laffan contrasts the latter experience with life in Cairo, where some Southeast Asians were drawn to both reformism and nationalism. After demonstrating the close linkage between Cairene ideology and Indonesian nationalism, Laffan shows how developments in the Middle East continued to play a role in shaping Islamic politics in colonial Indonesia.

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"This book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested to a large degree on a pre-existing sense of an Islamic ecumenism. This ecumenism was heightened both under colonial rule and through the experience of life in the Hijaz, where Southeast Asians were simultaneously yco-believers in Islam and foreigners to Arabia. The author contrasts the latter with life in modern Cairo, where Southeast Asians were drawn to the ideas of Islamic reformism and nationalism."--Jacket.… (more)

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