Islamist Thinkers in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic offers an overview of the lives and ideas of thirteen influential Islamist thinkers. In the aftermath of the 1908 Revolution, Islamism became a prominent political ideology. In their writings, Islamist intellectuals analyzed and sought solutions to the social, economic and political issues of the empire. Their ideas constitute the blueprint for the Islamist-oriented political movements and parties that have been present in Turkish political life since the 1950s.
This book is an important contribution to the study of late Ottoman intellectual history and the field of Islamic/Turkish political studies. It makes available in English important primary sources to scholars and students who have no access to these materials in their original languages.
Ahmet Şeyhun, PhD (McGill, 2002), is Associate Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg. He has specialized in Islamic and Middle Eastern History and Central Asian history. He is the author of
Said Halim Pasha, Ottoman Statesman and Islamist Thinker (1865-1921) (Istanbul, 2003).
“Şeyhun […] provides a great service in introducing the writings of 13 Islamists from the late Ottoman and early Republican periods. […]
Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most academic levels/libraries.”
R. W. Zens in CHOICE June 2015 vol. 52 no. 10; doi: 10.5860/CHOICE.190067
(Copyright 2015 American Library Association)
“…Ahmet Şeyhun’s work
Islamist Thinkers in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic proves to be a significant contribution to a vital but long-neglected chapter in the history of Islamism.”
Mehmet Karabela in
Insight Turkey 19.1 (2017).
Table of contents
MEHMED AKİF (1873–1936)
ŞEYHÜLİSLAM MUSA KAZIM (1858–1920)
İSKİLİPLİ MEHMED ATIF (1876–1926)
MUSTAFA SABRİ (1869–1954)
SAID-I NURSI (1876–1961)
AHMED NAIM BABAN (1872–1934)
MEHMED ŞEMSEDDIN GÜNALTAY (1883–1961)
İZMİRLİ İSMAİL HAKKI (1868-1946)
MEHMED ALİ AYNİ (1868-1945)
MEHMED SEYYİD ÇELEBIZÂDE (1873-1925)
SAID HALIM PASHA (1865-1921)
ŞEHBENDERZÂDE AHMED HİLMİ (1865-1914)
ELMALILI HAMDİ YAZIR (1878-1942)
Those interested in the study of late Ottoman intellectual history and Islamic studies; political scientists; those interested in the politics of modern Turkey.