Sultans, Shamans, and Saints: Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia.

Federspiel, Howard M.

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Explains the historical development of Southeast Asia’s accommodation of Islam and the creation of its distinctive regional character. Each chapter opens with a general background summary followed by an overview of prominent ethnic groups, political events, customs and cultures, religious factors, and art forms. It shows that as Islam gained acceptance and influence it became part of birth, childhood, marriage, and death rites and ceremonies, usually to sanction customs that were non-Islamic.

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By the fourteenth century the Islamic faith had spread via maritime trade routes to Southeast Asia where, over the next seven hundred years, it would have a continuing influence on political life, social customs, and the development of the arts. ""Sultans, Shamans, and Saints"" looks at Islam in Southeast Asia during four major eras: its arrival (to 1300), the first flowering of Islamic identity (1300-1800), the era of imperialism (1800-1945), and the era of independent nation-states (1945-2000). Ranging across the humanities and social sciences, this balanced and accessible work emphasizes the historical development of Southeast Asia's accommodation of Islam and the creation of its distinctive regional character. Each chapter opens with a general background summary that places events in the greater Asian/Southeast Asian context, followed by an overview of prominent ethnic groups, political events, customs and cultures, religious factors, and art forms. ""Sultans, Shamans, and Saints"" will be of great value to students and researchers specializing in the study of Islam and the comparative study of Muslim societies and culture. It will also be useful to those with a world-systems approach to the study of history and globalization.

Book Details

Author Federspiel, Howard M.
Format HC
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Imprint University of Hawai'i Press
Number of Pages 312
Illustrations 6 maps
Publish Date 15/02/2007
Catalogue Sep18
Catalogue book number 21