Book Reviews / JESHO 51 (2008) 385-408 403 Th omas GIBSON . Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asia . Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2007. xii + 253 pp., hardback. ISBN: 9781403979834. In a complex and ambitious study, Tom Gibson has followed on from his previous foray into the interweaving memories and traditions of Sulawesi to explore the ways in which Islam has been interpreted, and deployed in a particular Southeast Asian context. 1 Commencing with ruminations on the notions of symbolic knowledge and authority, drawing from and against the works of Weber, Lévi-Strauss and Foucault, Gibson moves through a tempo- ral interrogation of what one might term a series of intellectual emanations. Th ese range, in chronological order, from (1) considerations of the notion of the ruler as the “perfect man” (from the late 16th century), (2) more intensive connections with the “cosmopolitan Islam” of the Indian Ocean littoral thereafter, (3) narratives of “Islamic martyrdom” played out in oppo- sition to the Dutch East India Company (which conquered Gowa in 1667), (4) popular mysticism (wherein Suﬁ orders like the Sammaniyya began to recruit beyond the royal elite), (5) cosmopolitan piety and the late colonial state (where heightened
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