By Michael Francis Laffan
Drawing on formerly unavailable archival material, this book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested on Islamic ecumenism heightened by way of colonial rule and the pilgrimage. The award profitable writer Laffan contrasts the latter adventure with lifestyles in Cairo, the place a few Southeast Asians have been interested in either reformism and nationalism. After demonstrating the shut linkage among Cairene ideology and Indonesian nationalism, Laffan indicates how advancements within the heart East persisted to play a task in shaping Islamic politics in colonial Indonesia.
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