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The Alevis ’ Ambivalent Encounter With Modernity . Islam , Reform and Ethnopolitics In Turkey ( 19 th-20 th cc . )

@inproceedings{Kieser2002TheA,
  title={The Alevis ’ Ambivalent Encounter With Modernity . Islam , Reform and Ethnopolitics In Turkey ( 19 th-20 th cc . )},
  author={Hans-Lukas Kieser},
  year={2002}
}
This paper studies a little known example of how religion and social change were connected in the process of “national modernization” in a land that was, as home of the caliph, the center of the Muslim world. Turkification and Islamization are the major demographic changes in Asia Minor during the 20th century. They resulted from politics that impacted first on the Anatolian Christians but threatened also the Alevis. Changing from a Muslim to a Turkish nationalism and declaring itself laicist… Expand
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