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A History of Islam in Indonesia
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A History of Islam in Indonesia

Carool Kersten


This is the first single-volume study of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples until the present day. It offers an overview of the religion’s growing significance in the formation of what is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world, the greatest political power in Southeast Asia, and a growing player on the world scene. With close to a quarter of a billion Muslims, Indonesia is still overlooked by historians of Islam and other specialists in the Muslim world, while Southeast Asianists often underestimate the ... More

Keywords: Islam, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Islamic history, Pluralism, Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780748681839
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carool Kersten, author
King's College London