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Mark Woodward, “Java, Indonesia and Islam”
Sp-er | 2010 | ISBN: 9400700555 | 230 pages | File kind: PDF | three,1 mb
Mark R. Woodward’s Islam in Java: Normative Piety and Mysticism within the Sultanate of Yogyakarta (1989) was of the most significant work on Indonesian Islam of the era. This new volume, Java, Indonesia, and Islam, builds on the earlier study, but also goes beyond it in significant ways. Written on the basis of Woodward’s thirty years of study on Javanese Islam in a Yogyakarta (south-central Java) setting, the book presents a much-needed collection of essays concerning Javanese Islamic texts, ritual, sacred space, situated in Javanese and Indonesian political contexts. With quite a few entirely new essays also as considerably revised versions of essays this book is really a valuable contribution to the academic community by an eminent anthropologist and key authority on Islamic religion and culture in Java.