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A New Anthropology of Islam

By: John R. Bowen

Price: $10.04

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2012

Seller ID: 101497

ISBN: 1107615755

Condition: New


In this powerful but accessible new study John Bowen draws on a full range of work in social anthropology to present Islam in ways that emphasise its constitutive practices from praying and learning to judging and political organising. Starting at the heart of Islam - revelation and learning in Arabic lands - Bowen shows how Muslims have adapted Islamic texts and traditions to ideas and conditions in the societies in which they live. Returning to key case studies in Asia... View more info