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Islamization in Inner Asia

CEUS-R514

Professor

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL A & H distribution credit

This course will examine the process of Islamization in Inner Asian history, in an effort to understand the distinctive character of Islam in the regions of Inner Asia in which it became a major, or dominant, religio-cultural force. Introductory lectures will consider approaches to religious change and "conversion," and will outline the geographic, ethnic, and political contexts in which Islamization occurred in Inner Asia; the balance of the course will focus on specific historical and regional cases of Islamization, examined from a variety of perspectives, with emphasis upon interpreting indigenous accounts of the process and its significance in the light of both Islamic and Inner Asian patterns of religious meaning and ritual.

Regions Covered

Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia

Department

Department of Central Eurasian Studies