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The Resource Conversion and Islam in the early modern Mediterranean : the lure of the other, edited by Claire Norton

Conversion and Islam in the early modern Mediterranean : the lure of the other, edited by Claire Norton

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Conversion and Islam in the early modern Mediterranean : the lure of the other
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Conversion and Islam in the early modern Mediterranean
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the lure of the other
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edited by Claire Norton
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eng
Summary
The topic of religious conversion into and out of Islam as a historical phenomenon is mired in a sea of debate and misunderstanding. It has often been viewed as the permanent crossing of not just a religious divide, but in the context of the early modern Mediterranean also political, cultural and geographic boundaries. Reading between the lines of a wide variety of sources, however, suggests that religious conversion between Christianity, Judaism and Islam often had a more pragmatic and prosaic aspect that constituted a form of cultural translation and a means of establishing communal belonging through the shared, and often contested articulation of religious identities. The chapters in this volume do not view religion simply as a specific set of orthodox beliefs and strict practices to be adopted wholesale by the religious individual or convert. Rather, they analyze conversion as the acquisition of a set of historically contingent social practices, which facilitated the process of social, political or religious acculturation. Exploring the role conversion played in the fabrication of cosmopolitan Mediterranean identities, the volume examines the idea of the convert as a mediator and translator between cultures. Drawing upon a diverse range of research areas and linguistic skills, the volume utilises primary sources in Ottoman, Persian, Arabic, Latin, German, Hungarian and English within a variety of genres including religious tracts, diplomatic correspondence, personal memoirs, apologetics, historical narratives, official documents and commands, legal texts and court records, and religious polemics. As a result, the collection provides readers with theoretically informed, new research on the subject of conversion to or from Islam in the early modern Mediterranean world.--
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non fiction
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Norton, Claire
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Routledge research in early modern history
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  • Conversion
  • Islam
  • Conversion
  • Mediterranean Region
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Conversion and Islam in the early modern Mediterranean : the lure of the other, edited by Claire Norton
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ocn962141029
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24 cm.
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xi, 222 pages
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9781472457226
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)962141029
Label
Conversion and Islam in the early modern Mediterranean : the lure of the other, edited by Claire Norton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962141029
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781472457226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962141029

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