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Islam and Ideology in the Emerging Indonesian State: The Persatuan Islam (PERSIS), 1923 to 1957 (Howard M Federspiel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2001) 9789004120471
Islam and Ideology in the Emerging Indonesian State: The Persatuan Islam (PERSIS), 1923 to 1957 (Howard M Federspiel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2001) 9789004120471
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Title: Islam and Ideology in the Emerging Indonesian State: The Persatuan Islam (PERSIS), 1923 to 1957

Author: Federspiel, Howard M

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2001

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004120471

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 365

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The Persatuan Islam (Islamic-Union) was a small group of Indonesian Muslim activists during the period from 1923-1957. Their efforts involved them in the great disputes of the time, namely the shape of the emerging Indonesian state as the region broke loose from colonial control, and the direction of Islamic discourse in that new nation. Deeply ideological, these activists called themselves "radical-revolutionaries". Their outlook, starting as a manifestation of Islamic Modernism, later became a form of Islamic Neo-Fundamentalism. The views raised by the group were not generally accepted, as elites with other outlooks gained control of the nationalist agenda and the direction of the Indonesian Muslim community. The story of these activists, however, tells us much about the context of both Indonesian nationalism and Indonesian Islam as both developed during the first half of the twentieth century.'... provides us with an excellent background on radical mentalits.'--Robert W. Hefner, The Journal of Asian Studies.Readership: Those interested in the history and development of modern Indonesia, Asianists, Third-World specialists, and comparative religion specialists, especially those following modern Islamic thought and action.Howard M. Federspiel, Ph.D. (1966) in Islamic Studies, McGill University, is Professor of PoliticalScience at the Ohio State University. He has served as a director of several educational development projects in Indonesia, and he has published extensively on the condition of Islam in Southeast Asia.
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