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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


Afghanistan’s Islam: A History and Its Scholarship

Nile Green

in Afghanistan's Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294134
eISBN:
9780520967373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294134.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces the study of Islam in Afghanistan to readers with no previous knowledge of the region. Based on two decades of research, it provides both a survey of Afghan religious history ... 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


Afghanistan's Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban

Nile Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294134
eISBN:
9780520967373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book provides the first ever overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. It covers every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval and early modern periods ... More


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