From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Amal N. Ghazal, Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism: Expanding the Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (1880s-1930s). New York: Routledge, 2010. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Amal Ghazal: I wanted to find a topic that bridged my two fields of study, Middle East Studies and African Studies. I thought Omani rule in East Africa would be interesting, especially in that I was initially able to trace correspondence between Arabs in East Africa and ...Keep Reading »
Amal Ghazal is Associate Professor of History at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the author of Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism: Expanding the Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (1880s-1930s) (Routledge, 2010), and of articles and book chapters in International Journal of Middle East Studies, The Bulletin for the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies, MIT-Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, Archivum Ottomanicum, Past Imperfect, and the volume Islam, Slavery and Diaspora. Her teaching and research interests include Ottoman history, Modern Middle East, North Africa, and Islam in Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa.
"the potential dangers of labeling the Ottomans as another colonial power [in Africa]: Rather than asserting themselves as the rightful and hegemonic rules of a borderlands region, they represented themselves to their local interlocutors as alternative allies to the otherwise impeding arrival of European colonial rule."click | email | tweet