The Religious History of Central Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

The Religious History of Central Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

by James Thrower
     
 

Thrower (history of religion, U. of Aberdeen) had nearly completed the typescript of the study when he died in 1999. A scholar of Marxism and Islam as well as the history of religion, he introduces students of religion and the general public to the religious history of a region largely neglected by the discipline, drawing on recent research. He focuses exclusively on…  See more details below

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Thrower (history of religion, U. of Aberdeen) had nearly completed the typescript of the study when he died in 1999. A scholar of Marxism and Islam as well as the history of religion, he introduces students of religion and the general public to the religious history of a region largely neglected by the discipline, drawing on recent research. He focuses exclusively on those areas in Central Asia where Islam has been, and to a major degree remains, a major religious, cultural, political, and social force. After reviewing the region prior to the Arab conquest, he considers such aspects as Persian Islam, the beginnings of Turkish Islam, the Mongol conquest and its aftermath, Russian penetration into Central Asia, and Islam after the collapse of the Soviet Union. An appendix looks at Jews in Central Asia. The text is double spaced. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773464179
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Studies in Asian Thought and Religion
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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