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

Author: Agnes Nilufer Kefeli
Publisher: London : Cornell University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Agnes Nilufer Kefeli
ISBN: 9780801454776 0801454778 9780801452314 0801452317
OCLC Number: 995355263
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in Histor.
Description: 1 recurso en línea
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: Agnes Nilufer Kefeli.

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