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Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age

Majid, Anouar

Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN 10: 0804749809 / ISBN 13: 9780804749800
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Titolo: Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference ...

Casa editrice: Stanford University Press

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included


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Riassunto: This book argues that the "clash of civilizations" that is supposed to be a feature of the post-Cold War environment is not necessarily caused by the dogma of world religions or cultural incompatibilities but by the inflexible and hegemonic universalisms that have characterized world history since 1492—a cultural outlook that Majid terms post-Andalusianism. The all-encompassing worldviews of Euro-American ideologies have resulted in the retreat of Islam and other non-European traditions into dangerous orthodoxies and a growing climate of suspicion, fear, and terror.

Freedom and Orthodoxy offers an alternative to perennial discord, suggesting that the world needs a philosophy of the "provincial," one that reattaches individuals and societies to their heritages and memories but connects them to the rest of the world in solid, non-alienating, meaningful ways. For this to happen, Majid contends, globalization must be reimagined as a network of human solidarities and rigorous conversations across the world's multiple cultures, not as a mechanical process of economic expansionism.

Dal retro di copertina: ? . . .Majid presents an all-encompassing view of significant aspects of history and suggests new conceptual avenues that may enable the world (including Muslims and non-Muslims) to move toward peace and harmony.??Middle East Journal
?...Majid?s book is an ambitious work that weaves back and forth between writings by contemporary scholars, journalists, and political pundits, to great sweeping reviews of post-1492 world history centering on Europe, the American Revolution, and the treatment of indigenous peoples by Spanish and English colonists.??Itinerario

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