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The Resource Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, Johan Elverskog

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, Johan Elverskog

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Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
Title
Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
Statement of responsibility
Johan Elverskog
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the contemporary world the meeting of Buddhism and Islam is most often imagined as one of violent confrontation. Indeed, the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 seemed not only to reenact the infamous Muslim destruction of Nalanda monastery in the thirteenth century but also to reaffirm the stereotypes of Buddhism as a peaceful, rational philosophy and Islam as an inherently violent and irrational religion. But if Buddhist-Muslim history was simply repeated instances of Muslim militants attacking representations of the Buddha, how had the Bamiyan Buddha statues survived thirteen hundred years of Muslim rule?" "Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road demonstrates that the history of Buddhist-Muslim interaction is much richer and more complex than many assume. This groundbreaking book covers Inner Asia from the eighth century through the Mongol empire and to the end of the Qing dynasty in the late nineteenth century. By exploring the meetings between Buddhists and Muslims along the Silk Road from Iran to China over more than a millennium, Johan Elverskog reveals that this long encounter was actually one of profound cross-cultural exchange in which two religious traditions were not only enriched but transformed in many ways."--Jacket
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CN8ML
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, Johan Elverskog
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Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, Johan Elverskog
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fhkkx
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --- 1. Contact --- 2. Understanding --- 3. Idolatry --- 4. Jihad --- 5. Halal --- Conclusion
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Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812205312
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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Specific material designation
remote

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