Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asia

From the 16th to the 21st Century

  • Authors
  • Thomas Gibson

Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series (CAR)

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This is a literary and anthropological analysis of historical narratives that illuminate regional notions of cosmological kingship, cosmopolitan notions of Islamic law and mysticism, and global notions of the modern bureaucratic state. These notions have coexisted in Southeast Asia since the Sixteenth century and influence politics to this day.


cosmology development influence Islam

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