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Title The new Cambridge history of Islam. Volume 3, Eastern Islamic world eleventh to eighteenth centuries / edited by David O. Morgan and Anthony Reid
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Contents tIntroduction: Islam in a plural Asia / David O. Morgan and Anthony Reid -- THE IMPACT OF THE STEPPE PEOPLES -- The steppe peoples in the Islamic world / Edmund Bosworth -- The early expansion of Islam in India / André Wink -- Muslim India: the Delhi sultanate / Peter Jackson -- The rule of the infidels: the Mongols and the Islamic world / Beatrice Forbes Manz -- Tamerlane and his descendants: from paladins to patrons / Maria E. Subtelny -- THE GUNPOWDER EMPIRES -- Iran under Safavid rule / Sholeh A. Quinn -- Islamic culture and the Chinggisid restoration: Central Asia in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / R.D. McChesney -- India under Mughal rule / Stephen Dale -- THE MARITIME OECUMENE -- Islamic trade, shipping, port-states and merchant communities in the Indian Ocean, seventh to sixteenth centuries / Michael Pearson -- Early Muslim expansion in South-East Asia, eighth to fifteenth centuries / Geoff Wade -- Follow the white camel: Islam in China to 1800 / Zvi Ben-Dor Benite -- Islam in South-East Asia and the Indian Ocean littoral, 1500-1800: expansion, polarisation, synthesis / Anthony Reid -- South-East Asian localisations of Islam and participation within a global umma, c. 1500-1800 / R. Michael Feener -- Transition: the end of the old order -- Iran in the eighteenth century / G.R. Garthwaite -- THEMES -- Conversion to Islam / Richard W. Bulliet -- Armies and their economic basis in Iran and the surrounding lands, c. 1000-1500 / Reuven Amitai -- Commercial structures / Scott C. Levi -- Transmitters of authority and ideas across cultural boundaries, eleventh to eighteenth centuries / Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Summary This volume traces the second great expansion of the Islamic world eastwards from the eleventh century to the eighteenth. As the faith crossed cultural boundaries, the trader and the mystic became as important as the soldier and the administrator. Distinctive Islamic idioms began to emerge from other great linguistic traditions apart from Arabic, especially in Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Swahili, Malay and Chinese. The Islamic world transformed and absorbed new influences. As the essays in this collection demonstrate, three major features distinguish the time and place from both earlier and modern experiences of Islam. Firstly, the steppe tribal peoples of central Asia had a decisive impact on the Islamic lands. Secondly, Islam expanded along the trade routes of the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Thirdly, Islam interacted with Asian spirituality, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism and Shamanism. It was during this period that Islam became a truly world religion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Islamic civilization.
Islamic countries -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Morgan, David, 1945-
Read, Anthony, 1939-
Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 9781139056137 (online)
1139056131 (online)
Other Titles History of Islam
Eastern Islamic world eleventh to eighteenth centuries