Cemil Aydin
Professor of Global History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Cemil Aydin is professor of global history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History (2017).

Written by Cemil Aydin

A Gathering of Holy Men of Different Faiths by Mir Kalan Khan, Mughal Empire, c1770-75. Mir Kalan Khan incorporated Europeanising elements into both his motifs and his technique. Photo courtesy Met Museum, New York

Essay/
History of ideas
What is the Muslim world?

Islamists and Western pundits speak of ‘the West’ and ‘the Muslim world’ but such tribalism is dangerous colonial propaganda

Cemil Aydin