The brief rise and fall of the late Ottoman Islamists and their legacy
The final period before the Ottoman empire’s demise witnessed intense debate between Ottoman Islamists and their secular nationalist opponents. The Islamists struggled to find an effective response to arguments against not only Islamic institutions but faith itself. Yet, although they ultimately lost out when Mustafa Kemal took the Turkish republic down a radical path in the drive to achieve European modernity, the Islamists established a discursive framework that the modern Islamist movements were able to build on in subsequent decades, particularly in Egypt, where some of the key figures among the Late Ottoman Islamists lived in exile from the 1920s to the 1950s. This lecture uncovers some of that largely unwritten history.
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