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The New Cambridge History of Islam free pdf This volume traces the second great expansion of the Islamic world eastwards from the eleventh century to the eighteenth. As the faith crossed cultural boundaries, the trader and the mystic became as important as the soldier and the administrator. Distinctive Islamic idioms began to emerge from other great linguistic traditions apart from Arabic, especially in Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Swahili, Malay and Chinese. The Islamic world transformed and absorbed new influences. As the essays in this collection demonstrate, three major features distinguish the time and place from both earlier and modern experiences of Islam. Firstly, the steppe tribal peoples of central Asia had a decisive impact on the Islamic lands. Secondly, Islam expanded along the trade routes of the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Thirdly, Islam interacted with Asian spirituality, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism and Shamanism. It was during this period that Islam became a truly world religion.

About David O. Morgan

David Morgan is Professor of History and Religious Studies in the Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of The Mongols (2nd edition, 2007) and Medieval Persia 1040-1797 (1988), and is General Editor of Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization. Anthony Reid is a Southeast Asian historian now again based at the ANU, Canberra, but previously at NUS in Singapore (2002-9) and UCLA in Los Angeles (1999-2002). His recent books include Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce (2 vols, 1988-93), Charting the Shape of Early Modern Southeast Asia (1999), An Indonesian Frontier: Acehnese and Other Histories of Sumatra (2004), and Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism and Political Identity in Southeast Asia (1999).

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Author : David O. Morgan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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ISBN : 1316183165
EAN : 9781316183168
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