By John R. Bowen

ISBN-10: 0521529786

ISBN-13: 9780521529785

ISBN-10: 0521822823

ISBN-13: 9780521822824

during this strong yet obtainable new learn John Bowen attracts on a whole diversity of labor in social anthropology to offer Islam in ways in which emphasise its constitutive practices, from praying and studying to judging and political setting up. beginning on the middle of Islam - revelation and studying in Arabic lands - Bowen exhibits how Muslims have tailored Islamic texts and traditions to principles and stipulations within the societies during which they dwell. Returning to key case reviews in Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan and Western Europe to discover each one significant area of Islamic spiritual and social lifestyles, Bowen additionally considers the theoretical advances in social anthropology that experience pop out of the learn of Islam. a brand new Anthropology of Islam is key studying for all these drawn to the learn of Islam and for these following new advancements within the self-discipline of anthropology.

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