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For God or Empire Sayyid Fadl and the Indian Ocean World

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ISBN-10: 1503609634

ISBN-13: 9781503609631

Edition: 2019

Authors: Wilson Chacko Jacob

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Sayyid Fadl, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, led a unique life--one that spanned much of the nineteenth century and connected India, Arabia, and the Ottoman Empire. For God or Empire tells his story, part biography and part global history, as his life and legacy afford a singular view on historical shifts of power and sovereignty, religion and politics. Wilson Chacko Jacob recasts the genealogy of modern sovereignty through the encounter between Islam and empire-states in the Indian Ocean world. Fadl's travels in worlds seen and unseen made for a life that was both unsettled and unsettling. And through his life, at least two forms of sovereignty--God and empire--become apparent in…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 7/30/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English