Religion and Society in Medieval Islam
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $36.00|
| Book Description: |
Between 1300 and 1500 C.E. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today's prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad Bashir weaves a rich history around the depiction of bodily actions by Sufi masters and disciples, primarily in Sufi literature and...