Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Routes and RealmsThe Power of Place in the Early Islamic World$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Zayde Antrim

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199913879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 29 November 2020

Conclusion: Looking Forward

Conclusion: Looking Forward

(p.143) Conclusion: Looking Forward
Routes and Realms

Zayde Antrim

Oxford University Press

This chapter glances at the future. The twelfth century marked an intensification and localization of the production of texts in the discourse of place that would continue for hundreds of years. Despite their increasing diversity of languages and orientation toward local concerns, these texts generally maintained a sense of the connectivity and universalism communicated by the early discourse of place. This chapter concludes by considering ideologies of territorial nationalism in the modern Middle East. It suggests that these ideologies transformed the categories of belonging established in the discourse of place into more exclusive, and exclusionary, identities. While nationalist movements were defined by the experience of European colonialism and changes in the way texts were produced, circulated, and consumed, they were also new chapters in a long history of the power of the geographical imagination to motivate, shape, and justify political and religious claims in the Middle East.

Keywords:   modern, discourse of place, texts, nationalism, Middle East, European colonialism

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .