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Islam Translated

Ricci, Ronit:
Islam translated : literature, conversion, and the Arabic cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia / Ronit Ricci. - Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011. - xvi, 313 S. : Ill., Kt. - (South Asia across the disciplines)
ISBN 978-0-226-71088-4
US$ 45,00
DDC: 809.9338297
Indische Ausg.: Ranikhet : Permanent Black, 2011. - xvi, 313 S. : Ill., Kt. - ISBN 81-7824-333-4 / 978-81-7824-333-7. - Rs. 750,00
-- Angekündigt für Mai 2011 --

The spread of Islam eastward into South and Southeast Asia was one of the most significant cultural shifts in world history. As it expanded into these regions, Islam was received by cultures vastly different from those in the Middle East, incorporating them into a diverse global community that stretched from India to the Philippines.
   In Islam Translated, Ronit Ricci uses the Book of One Thousand Questions—from its Arabic original to its adaptations into the Javanese, Malay, and Tamil languages between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries—as a means to consider connections that linked Muslims across divides of distance and culture. Examining the circulation of this Islamic text and its varied literary forms, Ricci explores how processes of literary translation and religious conversion were historically interconnected forms of globalization, mutually dependent, and creatively reformulated within societies making the transition to Islam. Islam Translated will contribute to our knowledge of this region of the Muslim world that remains crucially important to world affairs. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Illustrations. ix
Preface. xi
Acknowledgments. xiii
List of Abbreviations. xvii
   1. Introduction: An Arabic Cosmopolis? 1
   2. On “Translation” and Its Untranslatability. 31
   3. The Book of Samud: A Javanese Literary Tradition. 66
   4. The Tamil Āyira Macalā: Questions and Marvels. 98
   5. Seribu Masalah: The Malay Book of One Thousand Questions. 129
   6. Cosmopolitan in Translation: Arabic’s Distant Travels. 153
   7. Conversion to Islam and the Book of One Thousand Questions. 183
   8. A Jew on Java, a Model Malay Rabbi, and a Tamil Torah Scholar: Representations of Abdullah Ibnu Salam and the Prophet in the Book of One Thousand Questions. 216
   9. The Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia. 245
Bibliography. 273
Index. 299

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