Polymaths of Islam : power and networks of knowledge in central Asia (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Polymaths of Islam : power and networks of knowledge in central Asia

Polymaths of Islam : power and networks of knowledge in central Asia

Author: James Pickett
Publisher: Ithaca (N.Y.) ; London : Cornell University press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Pickett
ISBN: 9781501750243 1501750240
OCLC Number: 1264409530
Awards: Runner-up for Albert Hourani Book Award 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 vol. (XV-301 pages) : illustrations, cartes. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Islamic Scholars and the Central Asian Backdrop1. Defamiliarizing the Familiar: Conceptualizing Religion and Culture in Turko-Persia2. Centering Bukhara: The Reconstruction and Mythologization of an Abode of Knowledge3. Bukhara Center: Islamic Scholars as a Network of Human Exchange4. Patricians of Bukhara: Turkic Nobility, Persianate Pedagogy, and Islamic Society5. High Persianate Intellectuals: The Many, Many Guises of the Ulama6. Between Sharia and the Beloved: Culture and Contradiction in Persianate Sunnism7. Opportunity from Upheaval: Scholarly Dynasties between Nadir Shah and the Bolshevik Revolution8. The Sovereign and the Sage: The Precarious, Paradoxical Relationship between the Ulama and Temporal PowerConclusion: United in EclecticismEpilogue: Efflorescence before the Eclipse -- Cornell University Press
Responsibility: James Pickett.


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