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The first comprehensive historical survey of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the arrival of Islam in the 13th century until the present

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Located on the eastern periphery of the historical Muslim world, as a political entity Indonesia is barely a century old. Yet with close to a quarter of a billion followers of Islam it is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world. As the greatest political power in Southeast Asia, and a growing player on the world scene, Indonesia presents itself as a bridge country between Asia, the wider Muslim world and the West.

In this survey Carool Kersten presents the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples in the late thirteenth century until the present day. He provides comprehensive insight into the different roles played by Islam in Indonesia throughout history, including the importance of Indian Ocean networks for connecting Indonesians with the wider Islamic world, the religion's role as a means of resistance and tool for nation building, and postcolonial attempts to forge an 'Indonesian Islam'.

  • The first comprehensive historical survey of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the arrival of Islam in the 13th century until the present
  • An interdisciplinary study of the place and role of Islam in Indonesia
  • An overview of the religion's growing significance in the formation of what is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world
 
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EAN 13 / ISBN9780748681846
BindingPaperback
AuthorCarool Kersten
ManufacturerOxford University Press
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages216
Year Published2017
Length9.01 In
Width6.1 In
Height0.5 In
 
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A History of Islam in Indonesia : Unity in Diversity <p>Located on the eastern periphery of the historical Muslim world, as a political entity Indonesia is barely a century old. Yet with close to a quarter of a billion followers of Islam it is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world. As the greatest political power in Southeast Asia, and a growing player on the world scene, Indonesia presents itself as a bridge country between Asia, the wider Muslim world and the West. <br /><br />In this survey Carool Kersten presents the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples in the late thirteenth century until the present day. He provides comprehensive insight into the different roles played by Islam in Indonesia throughout history, including the importance of Indian Ocean networks for connecting Indonesians with the wider Islamic world, the religion's role as a means of resistance and tool for nation building, and postcolonial attempts to forge an 'Indonesian Islam'.</p> <p></p> <ul> <li>The first comprehensive historical survey of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the arrival of Islam in the 13th century until the present</li> <li>An interdisciplinary study of the place and role of Islam in Indonesia</li> <li>An overview of the religion's growing significance in the formation of what is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world</li> </ul>
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