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By John R. Bowen

during this robust yet obtainable new research John Bowen attracts on an entire diversity of labor in social anthropology to offer Islam in ways in which emphasise its constitutive practices, from praying and studying to judging and political setting up. beginning on the center of Islam - revelation and studying in Arabic lands - Bowen indicates how Muslims have tailored Islamic texts and traditions to principles and prerequisites within the societies during which they stay. Returning to key case experiences in Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan and Western Europe to discover every one significant area of Islamic spiritual and social existence, Bowen additionally considers the theoretical advances in social anthropology that experience pop out of the research of Islam. a brand new Anthropology of Islam is vital interpreting for all these attracted to the research of Islam and for these following new advancements within the self-discipline of anthropology.

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