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Pure Lands and the Tibetan Empire

Georgios T. Halkias

in Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter outlines the avenues through which Buddhism was transplanted to Central Asia. The place is of unparalleled importance for the growth and spread of Buddhist communities and cultures under ... More


Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Eren Tasar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190652104
eISBN:
9780190652135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Long associated with its aggressive promotion of atheism, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union adopted a nuanced, flexible, and often contradictory approach toward Islam in the USSR’s largest ... More


SADUM’s New Ambitions, 1943‒1958

Eren Tasar

in Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190652104
eISBN:
9780190652135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652104.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After the failed centralization initiatives of the 1940s, SADUM adopted a more ambitious strategy to coopt Muslim figures across Central Asia. Under the leadership of its second mufti, Ziyovuddin ... More


The Minaret after the Mongol Conquests

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the history of the minaret in the vast region stretching east and west from Iran, including the Ottoman Empire, Central Asia, and India. The process by which the tower came to ... More


Introduction

Eren Tasar

in Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190652104
eISBN:
9780190652135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652104.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introduction describes the main arguments and historiographical interventions undertaken in the present work. The majority of previous scholarship on Islam in Soviet Central Asia has treated the ... More


The Mutability of History

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The book’s conclusion turns to networks that transcend and subvert the idea of geographic contingency. Mobility defines these groups, such as the architects (such as Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil, Hilmi ... More


Epilogue

Eren Tasar

in Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190652104
eISBN:
9780190652135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652104.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Dramatic changes took place in the religious sphere during the tumultous final years of Soviet history. Shamsuddin Boboxonov’s unprecedented ouster as mufti in 1989 offered a preview of the confusion ... More


Introduction: The Discourse of Landscape, Balkh and its History

Arezou Azad

in Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687053
eISBN:
9780191766954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687053.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, World Religions

The introduction contextualizes the book within relevant historical fields, such as ‘place studies’. It expounds on the pros and cons of focusing on one city in order to understand the history of a ... More


The BMAC of Central Asia and the Mitanni of Syria

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Bactria and Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC) or Oxus civilization rose in southern Central Asia under Elamite influence. Gonur and other fortified sites of its urban phase (c. 2500–1700 ... More


Writing about Place: Faḍāʾil-i Balkh 1

Arezou Azad

in Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687053
eISBN:
9780191766954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687053.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, World Religions

The chapter describes the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh and sets its historiographical elements within the wider context of Islamic historiography through a source-critical study. The story that is being told here ... More


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