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Becoming muslim in Imperial Russia : conversion, apostasy, and literacy

Author: Agnès Kefeli; Cornell University Press.
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kefeli shows how traditional education, with Sufi mystical components, helped to Islamize Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples in the Kama-Volga countryside and set the stage for the development of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agnès Kefeli; Cornell University Press.
ISBN: 9780801452314 0801452317
OCLC Number: 948852313
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in Histor.
Description: x, [12], 289 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction1. Apostasy, Conversion, and Literacy at Work2. Popular Knowledge of Islam on the Volga Frontier3. Tailors, Sufis, and Abistays: Agents of Change4. Christian Martyrdom in Bolghar Land5. Desacralization of Islamic Knowledge and National MartyrdomConclusion and EpilogueSelected BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli.

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