By Nora Berend
This can be a examine of the industrial, social, criminal and non secular place of 3 minorities in the medieval Christian country of Hungary. The publication demonstrates that the prestige of such minorities depended no longer easily on Christian spiritual tenets, yet on a bigger framework--including the felony and social approach, fiscal percentages, and conflicts among kings and the clergy. It additionally investigates the location "at the gate of Christendom"--the frontier with the nomad world--and the best way this affected either Christian and non-Christian interplay and Christian ideology.
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In a number of recent publications, especially in the pamphlet Deutschland und der Islam published in the series Der Deutsche Krieg (1914), Becker advocated Germany’s involvement with Turkey in modernizing the country. These utterances are in stark contrast to the opinions of other German scholars, notably the other founder of contemporary Islam studies, Martin Hartmann, professor in Berlin. Hartmann showed himself highly critical of Ottoman rule, their “usurpation” of the caliphate, and the extremely dangerous threat of a holy war, as many quotations chosen by Snouck Hurgronje prove (277–279).
But they themselves also made a mistake: they thought that Snouck Hurgronje was “one of them”, but he turned out to betray them. Despite his claims he is far from neutral. Becker decided to reply to Snouck Hurgronje with an extensive article in a German periodical in February 1915. Snouck Hurgronje obtained the right to reply with an article in the issue of 1 May 1915, to which a Schlusswort by Becker is added. Finally Becker is also granted a rejoinder in De Gids, the Dutch cultural journal which had published Snouck Hurgronje’s first article.
Adresses et témoignages de fidélité des chefs musulmans et des personnages religieux. This issue opened with a reference to Snouck Hurgronje’s highly critical article. It also contained a letter from the christiaan snouck hurgronje, “holy war” and colonial concerns 47 sultan of Morocco encouraging his Muslim subjects fighting in Europe to defend France. ⁵⁷ Nachleben The involvement of orientalist scholars in the war effort and the Ottoman Jihad has become the subject of numerous historical studies from the 1980s onwards.
At the gate of Christendom by Nora Berend