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Muslim Rulers and RebelsEveryday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines$
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Thomas McKenna

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780520210158

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520210158.001.0001

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Islamic Rule in Cotabato

Islamic Rule in Cotabato

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(p.45) Chapter 3 Islamic Rule in Cotabato
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Muslim Rulers and Rebels
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Thomas M. McKenna

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520210158.003.0004

This chapter explores the history of Islamic rule in Cotabato, evaluating various idealized versions of the precolonial past in Cotabato against evidence found in the historical record and unauthorized oral narratives. The chapter discusses an ancient myth about Muslim nationalist politics that explains social disparity among Cotabato Muslims by sanctifying it. It examines the ideological expression and practical operation of the system of Islamic governance in precolonial Cotabato, and attempts to characterize the political relations represented by the myth of sanctified inequality.

Keywords:   Islamic rule, Cotabato, precolonial past, Muslim nationalist politics, social disparity, political relations, sanctified inequality

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