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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 200–202.
Published: 01 May 2021
...William F. S. Miles A new book explores how a community in southern Africa has turned to genetic testing to advance a claim to Jewish ancestry. The reviewer puts the episode in the broader context of diverse Jewish groups across the continent for whom religion is a matter of practice, not just...
Current History (2021) 120 (825): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2021
... them. This tradition is not a muddled synthesis of Islam and Hinduism; it is rooted in the history of settlement in the region. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Bangladesh India religion Islam Hinduism environment climate change As Bangladesh took steps...
Current History (2021) 120 (825): 162–164.
Published: 01 April 2021
... historians who contributed to a Hindu-centric idea of India. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 India history colonialism religion Hinduism The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India Manan Ahmed Asif Harvard University Press, 2020 Manan Ahmed Asif...
Current History (2018) 117 (803): 350–354.
Published: 01 December 2018
... social sectors or, to borrow a term from the French historian Fernand Braudel, social sets. Although there are many such sets in Turkey, based on class, gender, ethnicity, and religion, the two that have always been predominant since the founding of the republic in 1923 are the laic set and the Islamic...
Current History (2018) 117 (800): 222–228.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to religion- based societal divisions and violence. In recent years, Indonesia has witnessed a lethal string of domestic terror attacks by radicalized Muslims sympathetic to the Islamic State, most re- cently in a series of suicide bombings in Surabaya in June 2018. Political Islam has also grown more...
Current History (2018) 117 (798): 148–150.
Published: 01 April 2018
... plurality of languages, religions, and cultures. To be a good ruler, in the lexicon of an earlier age, was to uphold the dharma, the social order, and protect both the dominant and the less dominant in contemporary terms, the majority and the minority. The constitution of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar (who...
Current History (2017) 116 (792): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2017
... Patriarchate Western liberalism civil rights human rights foreign policy Pussy Riot traditional values antiliberalism social conservatism religion Christianity 271 The Russian Orthodox Church has emerged as a powerful force for cultural, social, and political conservatism. The Russian...
Current History (2017) 116 (791): 244–246.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Robert P. Weller A veteran journalist explores the surprisingly varied and vibrant array of religious groups that are now thriving in a country that is officially atheist but searching for something to believe in. The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao , by Ian Johnson...
Current History (2017) 116 (786): 31–34.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Ottoman Empire Turkey Caliphate pan-Arabism sharia political Islam Islamists religion state building women's rights 31 [The] incorporation of Islam within state institutions nationalized religious authorities and teachings, giving rise to a hegemonic version of the faith. The Nationalist...
Current History (2016) 115 (779): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of California Rahsaan Maxwell Europe cultural diversity immigration globalization intermarriage international cuisine hip-hop music religion Christianity Islam 95 Cultural Diversity and Its Limits in Western Europe RAHSAAN MAXWELL The next generation of diverse Europeans will inhabit...
Current History (2014) 113 (762): 157–162.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of California T.V Paul soft power India global world globalization globalizing military economic demographic assets culture values institutions religion resources vegetarian marketing cuisine music bhangra karnatik ghazal sitar Shankar inherent Buddhism amartya sen Bollywood...
Current History (2002) 101 (656): 259–266.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Protestant religion repression Jiang Zemin China s leaders are well aware of the dangers of precipitating a Falun Gong style campaign against another religious group, and appear eager to avoid doing so. Stung by the Falun Gong s tenacity and exhausted by the extraordi- nary measures required to flog...
Current History (2001) 100 (650): 419–424.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of the University of California Balkans guerrilla Islam Israel Lebanon Palestine Liberation Organization religion revolutionary Russia terrorism The September 11 attack has created a resolve in America and elsewhere to end terror everywhere. But the history of terror does not inspire much confi...
Current History (2001) 100 (649): 357–361.
Published: 01 November 2001
... into their notions of cosmic war. © 2001 Current History. All rights reserved. 2001 The Regents of the University of California activists Algeria al Qaeda Christianity guerrilla Islam Osama bin Laden religion terrorism World Trade Center attacks Afghanistan, conditions will deteriorate even...