‘Islamic Civilization’ as a (Medieval) Problem: the Idea of Islamic Modernity in Islamwissenschaft

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Editorial Board, « ‘Islamic Civilization’ as a (Medieval) Problem: the Idea of Islamic Modernity in Islamwissenschaft », Chronologics. Periodisation in a global context, ID : 10670/1.8cq4de


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Preprint David Moshfegh In 1910, Carl Heinrich Becker, a young pioneering scholar of the emergent field of Islamwissenschaft, founded the journal, Der Islam, the first organ committed to the discipline in Germany. Becker was himself the first Islamicist to achieve an academic chair within the Kaiserreich (at the newly founded Hamburg Kolonialinstitut in 1908). But, the gathering academic institutionalization of the Islamicist field Becker represented was hardly a mere German phenomenon. De...

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