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

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, Johan Elverskog

Label
Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
Title
Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
Statement of responsibility
Johan Elverskog
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elverskog, Johan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • HISTORY
  • Buddhism
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Asia
Label
Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, Johan Elverskog
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
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
Control code
ocn794700582
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812205312
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205312
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700582
Label
Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, Johan Elverskog
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
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
Control code
ocn794700582
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812205312
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205312
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700582

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