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Title Conversion to Islam in the premodern age : a sourcebook / edited by Nimrod Hurvitz, Christian C. Sahner, Uriel Simonsohn, and Luke Yarbrough
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BP170.5 C766 2020    IN PROCESS    30530001377506
Descript xvii, 355 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The prophet and the empires of the caliphs (ca. seventh-tenth centuries) -- The Islamic commonwealth (ca. tenth-thirteenth centuries) -- Sultans, conquerors, and travelers (ca. thirteenth-sixteenth centuries)
"Conversion to Islam is a phenomenon of immense significance in human history. At the outset of Islamic rule in the seventh century, Muslims constituted a tiny minority in most areas under their control. But by the beginning of the modern period, they formed the majority in most territories from North Africa to Southeast Asia. Across such diverse lands, peoples, and time periods, conversion was a complex, varied phenomenon. Converts lived in a world of overlapping and competing religious, cultural, social, and familial affiliations, and the effects of turning to Islam played out in every aspect of life. Conversion therefore provides a critical lens for world history, magnifying the constantly evolving array of beliefs, practices, and outlooks that constitute Islam around the globe. This groundbreaking collection of texts, translated from sources in a dozen languages from the seventh to the eighteenth centuries, presents the historical process of conversion to Islam in all its variety and unruly detail, through the eyes of both Muslim and non-Muslim observers"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Conversion -- Islam -- Early works to 1800
Conversion -- Islam -- History -- Sources
Alt Author Hurvitz, Nimrod, 1958- editor
Sahner, Christian C., editor
Simonsohn, Uriel I., 1971- editor
Yarbrough, Luke B., editor
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