Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Open Access Book: Muslim Cultures of the Indian Ocean


Author: Pradines, Stéphane
Title: Muslim Cultures of the Indian Ocean : Diversity and Pluralism Past and Present.
Published: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; 2023.
ISBN:  9781474486521


"Scholars are increasingly recognising the centrality of the Indian Ocean in the study of Muslim cultures.
This volume explores the expanding and changing roles of these Muslim communities across the Indian Ocean World from the seventh century to the mediaeval period to the present day. The book goes beyond the usual focus on geographical sub-regions to highlight different aspects of interconnectivity in relation to Islam. By analysing textual and material evidence, the fifteen papers in this volume examine identities and diasporas, manuscripts and literature, as well as vernacular and religious architecture. It explores the networks and movements of peoples, ideas and ideologies, as well as art, culture, religion and heritage."

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