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Debates on Civilization in the Muslim WorldCritical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity

Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World: Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity

Lutfi Sunar (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466887
eISBN:
9780199087556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466887.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Since its birth as a concept, civilization has been defined by an encounter with the ‘other’. Barbarism, the ever-ready counter concept, has provided civilization with its raison d'être—that of ... More

Guan YuThe Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Barend J. ter Haar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Guan Yu was a minor general in his own day, who supported one of numerous claimants to the throne in the early third century CE. He was captured and executed by enemy forces in 219. He eventually ... More

A Jesuit in the Forbidden CityMatteo Ricci 1552-1610

A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

R. Po-chia Hsia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

A 16th century Italian Jesuit, Matteo Ricci was the founder of the Catholic Mission in China. This critical biography tells the story of his remarkable life, one that bridged Counter‐Reformation ... More

Religious Transformation in South AsiaThe Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Christopher Harding

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This book investigates mass conversion movements towards Christianity in late colonial India, examining the internal dynamics of conversion and Christian community-building in the region of Punjab. ... More

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