The Caliphate Question

The Caliphate Question : The British Government and Islamic Governance

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The Caliphate Question examines British governmental files from the early to mid-twentieth century to examine the past approach of British policy-makers to questions of Islamic governance, particularly in relation to the office of the Caliph. In so doing it draws out pointers and questions that will help present-day policy-makers to create effective policy in this sensitive field.
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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739136011
  • 9780739136010

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Section 1. The Concept and Execution of "Authority" in Islam: Theology and Political Theory Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Caliphate in Political Theory Part 4 Section 2. The British Government Files and the Approach to Pan-Islamic Governance Chapter 5 Chapter 2. Cairo High Command and the Caliphate, 1914-1918 Chapter 6 Chapter 3. Post War Part 1: Professor Arnold's 1918 Letter Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Post War Part 2: The Khilafat Delegation Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Post War Part 3: Government of India-India Office Correspondence, 1920-1922 Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Caliphate Policy: Post-Abolition-Cold War Part 10 Conclusions Chapter 11 Appendix A. Religio-Political Authority in Islam Chapter 12 Appendix B. Q4:59 Table of Translations Chapter 13 Appendix C. Reporting the Caliphate Chapter 14 Appendix D. Shiite Theory of the Imamate Chapter 15 Appendix E. Theology in International Relations Chapter 16 Appendix F. Comparison Between the Caliphate and the Papacy
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About Sean Oliver-Dee

Sean Oliver-Dee is associate research fellow at the London School of Theology, associate researcher for the Church of England's Representative to the EU Institutions, and fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
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