THE HOLY WAR: "Made in Germany"

New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. First edition. Hardcover. 82 p. With a Word of Introduction by Richard J.H. Gottheil. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. First edition. On November 11, 1914, the Ottoman government issued a series of fatwas signed by 29 Islamic scholars and sanctified by the Ottoman Sultan-Caliph calling for a global jihad against the empire's enemies in the First World War. It came at a time when much of the West was obsessed with ideas of the Islamic menace. This work is highly critical of the overtly vocal role the Germans played in the proclamation. In particular, Hurgronje (1857-1936) accuses German imperialists and Orientalists of hijacking the Islamic jihad to promote wartime interests. 12mo. Original green cloth binding, with gilt titles. Just a hint of wear to the corners and tips; else near fine. Near Fine. Item #63413

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