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For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

Noah Salomon


For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion and politics. Yet, while there has been much discussion of the idea and ideals of the Islamic state, its possibilities and impossibilities, surprisingly little has been written about how this political formation is lived. This book looks at the Republic of Sudan's twenty-five-year experiment with Islamic statehood. Focusing not on state institutions, but rather on the daily life that goes on in the ... More

Keywords: Islamic state, cultural sovereignty, Sudan, Islamization, Sudanese society, Islamic politics, secularism, Westernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691165158
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691165158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noah Salomon, author
Carleton College