Johan Elverskog is a scholar specializing both in Islamic and Buddhist Studies so this book couldn’t be more definitive in its treatment of the interactions between Islam and Buddhism. What this book does is finally fill the gap of books that clearly explain the 1000+ years of interaction, co-existence, struggle, and understanding between Islam and Buddhism. Because its subject matter, the book also details the history of Central Asian, China, Persia, and Mongolia which is a bonus. And finally, the book has many wonderful pictures and illustrations throughout the book.
In the modern international the assembly of Buddhism and Islam is normally imagined as one in every of violent war of words. certainly, the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 appeared not just to reenact the notorious Muslim destruction of Nalanda monastery within the 13th century but in addition to reaffirm the stereotypes of Buddhism as a calm, rational. philosophy and Islam as an inherently violent and irrational faith.
Its timeframe extends from the prehistoric to the contemporary, its geographic scope ranges from the Urals and the Caucasus to the Pacific. A particular focus of the series is the Silk Road in all of its ramifications: religion, art, music, medicine, science, trade, and so forth. Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road. Penn u n IV e r s IT y of p e n n sy L V a n ia p r e ss p h ila D e L p h ia, o xfo rd.
His approach to this issue is informed, balanced, and insightful. He understands that it is important to recognize the diversity within both religions, and that their encounters were not clashes between monolithic belief systems. This groundbreaking book covers Inner Asia from the eighth century through the Mongol empire and to the end of the Qing dynasty in the late nineteenth century. By exploring the meetings between Buddhists and Muslims along the Silk Road from Iran to China over more than a millennium, Johan Elverskog reveals that this long encounter was actually one of profound cross-cultural exchange in which two religious traditions were not only enriched but transformed in many ways.
Encounters with Asia). Book Description: In the contemporary world the meeting of Buddhism and Islam is most often imagined as one of violent confrontation. Indeed, the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 seemed not only to reenact the infamous Muslim destruction of Nalanda monastery in the thirteenth century but also to reaffirm the stereotypes of Buddhism as a peaceful, rational philosophy and Islam as an inherently violent and irrational religion.
University of pennsylvania press. p. c. Encounters with Asia. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8122-4237-9 (hardcover : alk. paper). 3. Islam-Silk Road-History.
This groundbreaking book covers Inner Asia from the eighth century through the Mongol empire and to the end of the Qing dynasty in the late nineteenth century.
Personal Name: Elverskog, Johan. Publication, Distribution, et. Philadelphia Encounters with Asia. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Uniform Title: Encounters with Asia. Rubrics: Islam Relations Buddhism Silk Road History.
series Encounters with Asia. In the contemporary world the meeting of Buddhism and Islam is most often imagined as one of violent confrontation.
Series: Encounters with Asia. Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press.