9780812222593-0812222598-Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road (Encounters with Asia)

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road (Encounters with Asia)

ISBN-13: 9780812222593
ISBN-10: 0812222598
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Elverskog, Johan
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780812222593
ISBN-10: 0812222598
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Elverskog, Johan
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Elverskog, Johan wrote Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road (Encounters with Asia) comprising 352 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0812222598 and 9780812222593. Since then Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road (Encounters with Asia) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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. But if Buddhist-Muslim history was simply repeated instances of Muslim militants attacking representations of the Buddha, how had the Bamiyan Buddha statues survived thirteen hundred years of Muslim rule?

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road demonstrates that the history of Buddhist-Muslim interaction is much richer and more complex than many assume. 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.

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