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The six volumes of A heritage of the Crusades will stand because the definitive historical past of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of data and research of the historical past, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval world.


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23. Ian J. Kerr, Building the Railways of the Raj, 1850–1900 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997), 1. 24. Nile Green, “The Rail Hajjis: The Trans-Siberian Railway and the Long Way to Mecca,” in Hajj: Collected Essays, ed. Venetia Porter (London: British Museum, 2013), 000–000. 25. Abdürrechid Ibrahim, Un Tatar au Japon: Voyage en Asie (1908–1910), trans. Francois Georgeon and Işık Tamdoğan-Abel (Paris: Sindbad–Actes Sud, 2004). 26. Mary Byrne McDonnell, “Patterns of Muslim Pilgrimage from Malaysia, 1885–1985,” in Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination, ed.

1 (1993): 229–51. 63. Gelvin, “ ‘Modernity,’ ‘Tradition,’ ” 10–14, 19. 64. Selim Deringil, The Well-Protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire, 1876–1909 (London: I. B. Taurus, 2011); Kemal H. Karpat, “The Mass Media: Turkey,” in Political Modernization in Japan and Turkey, ed. Robert E. Ward and Dankwart A. Rustow (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964), 265; Selim Deringil, “The Invention of Tradition as Public Image in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1808 to 1908,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 35, no.

One particularly active figure was the Arab polemicist and printer Sayyid ʿUthman ibn Yahya (1822–1914) of Batavia, who was well known for his many tracts attacking the Naqshbandiyya, which the state subsidized after the disaster at Cilegon. 39 Beyond this he sought to affirm his position by echoing the printed admonitions of Ahmad Dahlan in Mecca. But if Sayyid ʿUthman campaigned ceaselessly in the name of both Islam and colonial security for the curtailment of the many mystical teachers, his works— even with their references to contemporary authorities in Mecca—lack the punch of a much more forceful antagonist active in the holy city in the 1890s.

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