The Acculturated Native Who Rebels: Nativists, Nationalists, and Western-Born Jihadists in Historical Perspective

The Acculturated Native Who Rebels | Patricia Crone

Patricia Crone, Andrew W. Mellon Professor
Institute for Advanced Study
December 2, 2009

In the aftermath of several great imperial expansions, especially those of the Arabs and the Europeans, one sees the phenomenon of the native who has accepted the religion and/or culture of the hegemonic foreigners, only to rediscover his native identity and proceed to take political action against them. In this lecture, Professor Patricia Crone explores what lies behind this reaction and why it was much less characteristic of Islamized natives than it has been of Westernized ones.