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The British empire and the expansion of Islam, 1830-1940

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  • Wed 07 Feb 2018 15.00 - 16.30
  Add to Calendar 2018-02-07 15:00 2018-02-07 16:30 Europe/Paris The British empire and the expansion of Islam, 1830-1940

The British Empire played a critical generative role in the global expansion of Islam from the early nineteenth century. This talk will examine how imperial policies and frameworks propelled the spread of Islam to new territories, for example the migration of Indian Muslim indentured labour to the Caribbean and the Pacific, and the migration of Muslim colonial soldiers, employees, merchants and workers to colonies such as Hong Kong and Australia. The paper will explore how these Muslim communities interacted with colonial authorities, and built new spaces for Islam within imperial environments. Finally, the talk will use this topic to reflect on the interplay between imperialism and globalisation in the age of empire.

Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

The British Empire played a critical generative role in the global expansion of Islam from the early nineteenth century. This talk will examine how imperial policies and frameworks propelled the spread of Islam to new territories, for example the migration of Indian Muslim indentured labour to the Caribbean and the Pacific, and the migration of Muslim colonial soldiers, employees, merchants and workers to colonies such as Hong Kong and Australia. The paper will explore how these Muslim communities interacted with colonial authorities, and built new spaces for Islam within imperial environments. Finally, the talk will use this topic to reflect on the interplay between imperialism and globalisation in the age of empire.


Location:
Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Corinna Ruth Unger

Speaker:
John Slight (European University Institute)

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