Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Arabophobia And Tarekat: How Sayyid 'Uthmān Became Advisor To The Netherlands Colonial Administration

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on how Sayyid ‘Uthmān came into contact with the Dutch and, despite his belonging to the distrusted Arab community, rose to prominence in the Dutch colonial administration to become its Honorary Advisor for Arab Affairs. It presents a brief survey of the history of the Arabs in the Netherlands East Indies, and of Sayyid ‘Uthmāns life and career before coming into contact with the Dutch, which shows the obstacles he had to overcome in order for his appointment to take place. The colonial administrations distrust of Arabs can be summed up in a single word: Arabophobia. Sayyid ‘Uthmān was not the only one concerned about the tarekat; it also induced anxiety in the government. Different motives led to a common aversion to the tarekat and a long-time partnership of fruitful cooperation.

Keywords: Arab community; Arabophobia; Netherlands colonial administration; Sayyid ‘Uthmān; tarekat

10.1163/ej.9789004172319.i-300.17
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004172319.i-300.17
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Hadhrami Diaspora in Southeast Asia — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation