<b>Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java: A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to the Present by M. C. Ricklefs<b/>

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  • Carool Kersten King´s College London

Abstract

http://dx.doi.org/10.12730/13091719.2015.62.135 Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java : A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to the Present, by M. C. Ricklefs, (Singapore: National University of Singapore [NUS] Press, 2012), xxi + 576 pp., ISBN: 978-9971-69-631-3, US$38.00 / S$45.00 (pb) (First paragraph) This hefty tome of more than five hundred pages is the third and longest volume in Merle Ricklefs´s trilogy on the history of the Islamization of Java “ the most populous island of the world´s largest Muslim nation state: Indonesia. It completes a narrative which started with Mystic Synthesis in Java: A History of Islamisation from the Fourteenth to the Early Nineteenth Centuries (2006), followed by Polarising Javanese Society: Islamic and Other Visions (c. 1830-1930) (2007). It also continues an argument for understanding the Islamization of Java as an open-ended and ongoing process of religious transformation.

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Carool Kersten, King´s College London

 

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2016-06-15

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Kersten, C. (2016). <b>Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java: A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to the Present by M. C. Ricklefs<b/>. Ilahiyat Studies: A Journal on Islamic and Religious Studies, 6(2), 263–267. Retrieved from https://ilahiyatstudies.org/index.php/journal/article/view/306

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