Conclusions: Nationalisms and Post-coloniality

  • Mark Woodward
Part of the Muslims in Global Societies Series book series (MGSS, volume 3)


Robert Heine-Geldern’s “Conceptions of State and Kingship in Southeast Asia” is the most influential study of religion, the state and political authority in the region ever written. In just fifteen pages he established a paradigm that has guided the work of generations of scholars for more than 60 years. He was concerned primarily with the ways in which classical Hindu and Buddhist states were constituted as cosmic models, or what Eliade would refer to later as the “replication of archetypes.” It is as relevant for the analysis of state-religion relationships in traditional Southeast Asian Muslim states as it is for that of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Religious StudiesArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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