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History of Islam in Indonesia : Unity in Diversity (Paperback) (Carool Kersten)

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Located on the eastern periphery of the historical Muslim world, as a political entity Indonesia is barely a century old. Yet with close to a quarter of a billion followers of Islam it is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world. As the greatest political power in Southeast Asia, and a growing player on the world scene, Indonesia presents itself as a bridge country between Asia, the wider Muslim world and the West. In this survey Carool Kersten presents the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples in the late thirteenth century until the present day. He provides comprehensive insight into the different roles played by Islam in Indonesia throughout history, including the importance of Indian Ocean networks for connecting Indonesians with the wider Islamic world, the religion's role as a means of resistance and tool for nation building, and postcolonial attempts to forge an 'Indonesian Islam'.
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: History, Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Carool Kersten
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2017
TCIN: 51564256
UPC: 9780748681846
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-0945
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