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Voll, John Obert 1936-

Works: 63 works in 237 publications in 3 languages and 12,542 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Dictionaries  Biography  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BP60, 962.4003
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Most widely held works about John Obert Voll
Most widely held works by John Obert Voll
Islam and democracy by John L Esposito( )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are Islam and democracy on a collision course? Do Islamic movements seek to "hijack democracy"? How have governments in the Muslim world responded to the many challenges of Islam and democracy today?" "A global religious resurgence and calls for greater political participation have been major forces in the post-Cold War period. Across the Muslim world, governments and Islamic movements grapple with issues of democratization and civil society. Islam and Democracy explores the Islamic sources (beliefs and institutions) relevant to the current debate over greater political participation and democratization." "Esposito and Voll use six case studies - Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Sudan - to look at the diversity of Muslim experiences and experiments. At one end of the spectrum, Iran and Sudan represent two cases of militant, revolutionary Islam establishing political systems. In Pakistan and Malaysia, however, the new movements have been recognized and made part of the political process. Egypt and Algeria reveal the coexistence of both extremist and moderate Islamic activism and demonstrate the complex challenges confronting ruling elites. These case studies prove that despite commonalities, differing national contexts and identities give rise to a multiplicity of agendas and strategies."--Jacket
Makers of contemporary Islam by John L Esposito( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on their decades of research across the breadth of the Muslim world, Esposito and Voll introduce the pivotal role played by activist intellectuals, and then present the lives and work of nine individuals chosen to provide a balanced picture of the enormous variety--both geopolitical and ideological--in the contemporary Muslim world. [This book] is an ideal companion piece to Esposito and Voll's Islam and Democracy and Esposito's Voices of Resurgent Islam
Asian Islam in the 21st century by John L Esposito( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian Islam in the 21st century is divided into two sections: religion, politics and society in major Muslim majority countries and ethnic and religious politics in Muslim minority communities. Muslims in Asia are affacted by what is happening in the Arab Middle East and the Western part of the Islamic world
Islam, continuity and change in the modern world by John Obert Voll( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a single-volume history of Islam. The opening chapters briefly discuss the historical background of the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century, through the rise of the Islam in 18th through 20th centuries. The final two chapters cover the significant events of the 1980s and 1990s
Historical dictionary of the Sudan by John Obert Voll( )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary includes lists of government leaders and biographical sketches of important historical figures
Historical dictionary of the Sudan by Robert S Kramer( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic of the Sudan was long the largest country in Africa and, according to the general consensus, also one of the least successful in many ways. This was not entirely its fault since it lay along the fault line between Muslim and Christian Africa and between the Nile Valley civilizations and African Sudanic cultures. This partly explains the long and bloody warfare waged by the Southerners to achieve independence, which they did in July 2011. So this hefty book actually covers not one but two states. This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Sudan does so, first, through a lengthy and detailed chronology tracing its relatively few successes and numerous failures. The introductory essay does an admirable job of putting it all in perspective. But the most informative part is the dictionary, with now over 700 entries for this fourth edition. They deal with important personalities, politics, the economy, society, culture, religion and inevitably the civil war. There are also appendixes and an extensive bibliography
The contemporary Islamic revival : a critical survey and bibliography by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and democracy after the Arab Spring by John L Esposito( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landscape of the Middle East has changed dramatically since 2011, as have the political arena and the discourse around democracy. InIslam and Democracy after the Arab Spring, John L. Esposito, John Voll, and Tamara Sonn examine the state of democracy in Muslim-majority societies today. Applying a twenty-first century perspective to the question of whether Islam is "compatible" with democracy, they redirect the conversation toward a new politics of democracy that transcends both secular authoritarianism and Political Islam. --Publisher
The Sudan : unity and diversity in a multicultural state by John Obert Voll( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- 1 The Basic Profile: Unity in Diversity -- The Physical Context -- Ethnic and Tribal Identity -- Language -- Religion -- Identity in Profile -- 2 The Heritage of the Past -- Setting the Stage: Antiquity -- Foundations of the Modern Sudan -- Summary -- 3 The Sudan in the Twentieth Century -- The Condominium Era -- The Politics of Independence -- The Politics of Revolution -- Conclusion -- 4 The Economy -- The Condominium -- Independence -- Summary
Sudan : state and society in crisis( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century renewal and reform in Islam by Nehemia Levtzion( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sufi orders in Islam by J. Spencer Trimingham( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufism, the name given to Islamic mysticism, has been the subject of many studies, but the orders through which the organizational aspect of the Sufi spirit was expressed have been neglected. One of the early modern examinations of the historical development of Sufism, The Sufi Orders, in Islam is today considered a classic work of Islamic studies. Here the author offers a clear and detailed account of the formation and development of the Sufi schools and orders (Tariqas) from the second century of Islam until modern times. The author focuses on the practical disciplines behind the mystical aspects of Sufism which initially attracted a Western audience. He shows how Sufism developed and changed, traces its relationship to the unfolding and spread of mystical ideas, and describes in sharp detail its rituals and ceremonial practices. Finally, he assesses the influence of these Sufi orders upon Islamic society in general
The Society of the Muslim Brothers by Richard P Mitchell( )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969 as part of a series edited by renowned Islamic scholar Albert Hourani, this book has been the standard source for the history of the revivalist Egyptian movement--the Muslim Brethren up to the time of Nasser. The Muslim Brethren are now well-recognized for their foundational role in the Islamic revival which has now taken on new, and perhaps dangerous, life in recent times. After having been out of print for over a decade, this reissue of the classic work makes it accessible to a new generation of scholars and students interested in the Muslim revival--a group whose numbers have increased dramatically in the past decade. The new paperback edition has a foreword by John Voll, a leading American Islamic scholar, discussing the subsequent history and continued significance of the Muslim Brethren
The Muslim Brotherhood and the kings of Jordan, 1945-1993 by Marion Boulby( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward an Islamic reformation : civil liberties, human rights, and international law by ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad Naʻīm( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calls for reform of the historical formulations of Islamic law (sharia) in the context of modern constitutionalism, criminal justice, modern international law and basic human rights
Political Islam and the invention of tradition by Nicholas P Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia Tenggara konsentrasi baru kebangkitan Islam( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Indonesian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and revival of Islam in Southeast Asia
Dialogue between Islam and the West : a lecture delivered on 30 October 2008 at IAIS Malaysia by John Obert Voll( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Khatmiyyah Tariqah in the Sudan by John Obert Voll( )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and stateness in the modern Sudan by John Obert Voll( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Islam and democracy
Makers of contemporary IslamAsian Islam in the 21st centuryIslam, continuity and change in the modern worldHistorical dictionary of the SudanThe contemporary Islamic revival : a critical survey and bibliographySudan : state and society in crisisThe Sufi orders in IslamThe Society of the Muslim Brothers
Alternative Names
Fūl, Ǧūn Ūbirt 1936-

Fūll, Ǧūn Ūbirt 1936-

Obert Voll, John 1936-

Vāl, Jān

Voll, John.

Voll, John 1936-

Voll, John O.

Voll, John O. 1936-

Voll, John O.‏ ‎ (John Obert),‏ ‎ 1936-‏

Voll, John Obert.

Volt, John 1936-

Volt, John O. 1936-

Volt, Jon O. 1936-

Vūl, Ǧūn Ūbirt 1936-

Vūll, Ǧūn Ūbirt 1936-

وال، جان

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