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Französische Geschichte ohne Französische Revolution: 'Alī Mubāraks Darstellung der französischen Geschichte in 'Alamuddīn

Riedel, Dagmar A.

The Egyptian politician Ali Mubarak (1823-1893) included three passages about French history in his "maqama" Alamuddin (1882). From our modern European point of view, the French Revolution is an outstanding event. But in Alamuddin French history is summarized by applying Islamic concepts like "jahiliyya," "sharia," and "fitna". Therefore, the sixteenth century Wars of Religion are regarded as events that are more interesting than the French Revolution.

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Asien, Afrika, Lateinamerika

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Center for Iranian Studies
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August 28, 2012