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Longing for the Lost Caliphate
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Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Mona Hassan


In the United States and Europe, the word “caliphate” has conjured historically romantic and increasingly pernicious associations. Yet the caliphate's significance in Islamic history and Muslim culture remains poorly understood. This book explores the myriad meanings of the caliphate for Muslims around the world through the analytical lens of two key moments of loss in the thirteenth and twentieth centuries. The book explores the rich constellation of interpretations created by religious scholars, historians, musicians, statesmen, poets, and intellectuals. The book fills a scholarly gap regard ... More

Keywords: Islamic caliphate, Islamic history, Muslim culture, Ottoman caliphate, Muslims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691166780
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mona Hassan, author
Duke University