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Encountering Buddhism and Islam in Premodern Central and South Asia

Ed. by Auer, Blain / Strauch, Ingo

Series:Welten Süd- und Zentralasiens / Worlds of South and Inner Asia / Mondes de l'Asie du Sud et de l'Asie Centrale 9

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    August 2019
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    Aims and Scope

    This volume brings together a variety of historians, epigraphists, philologists, art historians and archaeologists to address the understanding of the encounter between Buddhist and Muslim communities in South and Central Asia during the medieval period. The articles collected here provoke a fresh look at the relevant sources. The main areas touched by this new research can be divided into five broad categories: deconstructing scholarship on Buddhist/Muslim interactions, cultural and religious exchanges, perceptions of the other, transmission of knowledge, and trade and economics. The subjects covered are wide ranging and demonstrate the vast challenges involved in dealing with historical, social, cultural and economic frameworks that span Central and South Asia of the premodern world. We hope that the results show promise for future research produced on Buddhist and Muslim encounters. The intended audience is specialists in Asian Studies, Buddhist Studies and Islamic Studies.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    v, 228 pages
    10 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Spread of Islam; Premodern Buddhism; Sufi Islam; Musk Routes
    Scholars in the fields of Asian studies, Buddhist studies and Islamic studies

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    Ingo Strauch and Blain Auer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

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