Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization

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Springer, Jun 20, 2010 - Social Science - 190 pages
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Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era.

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This book is a rapid-fire survey of Central Asian cultural exchange from Alexander to Tamerlane. The core idea is that trade is the backbone of cultural exchange. The result is mostly that Islam came ... Read full review

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A bit too scattered to get a decent overview of any one place or time. But doing justice to such a broad topic would have taken 500 pages. Not a good primer, but piqued my interest to read on into more specialized studies. Read full review


Two Religion and Trade in Ancient Eurasia
Three Buddhism and the Silk Road
Five The Islamization of the Silk Road
Six Ecumenical Mischief
Seven A Melting Pot No More
The Religion of the Market
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RICHARD C. FOLTZ is an Associate Professor of Religion at Concordia University. He is the author of Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures (2006) and editor of Environmentalism in the Muslim World (2005) and Worldviews, Religion, and the Environment: A Global Anthology (2003).

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