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Author Pickett, James, 1983- author.

Title Polymaths of Islam power and networks of knowledge in Central Asia / James Pickett
Published Ithaca Cornell University Press 2020
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Contents Conceptualizing Religion and Culture in Turko-Persia -- Centering Bukhara: The Reconstruction and Mythologization of a Eurasian Cosmopolis -- Bukhara Center: Islamic Scholars as a Network of Human Exchange -- Patricians of Bukhara: Turkic Nobility, Persianate Pedagogy, and Islamic Society -- High Persianate Intellectuals in the Abode of Knowledge -- Between Sharia and the Beloved: Culture and Contradiction in Persianate Sunnism -- Opportunity from Upheaval: Scholarly Dynasties between Nadir Shah and the Bolshevik Revolution -- The Sovereign and the Sage: The Precarious, Paradoxical Relationship between the Ulama and Temporal Power
Summary "Shows that the Central Asian city of Bukhara was the pivot of a transregional zone of Perso-Islamic cultural exchange, a role that endured and even expanded under Russian imperial rule"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ulama -- Political aspects -- Uzbekistan -- Bukhoro Region
Ulama -- Uzbekistan -- Bukhoro Region -- 19th century
Civilization -- Islamic influences
RELIGION / Islam / History
Asia, Central -- Civilization -- Islamic influences.
Bukhoro Region (Uzbekistan) -- History -- 19th century
Central Asia
Uzbekistan -- Bukhoro Region
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020000456
ISBN 1501750259