Islam in Southeast Asia

Overview

Islam is a significant feature of Southeast Asia's past and present. Employing methodologies and insights drawn primarily from history, political science, and anthropology, this subject explores Islam's place in and contribution to contemporary Southeast Asian societies and politics, as well as its history in the region. Major themes to be explored include: the debates about Islam's spread to Southeast Asia and its interaction with the region's established socio-religious features. the colonial experience. Islam's often contested place in the national life of Southeast Asian nations. its past and ongoing links with the rest of the Muslim world. and contemporary issues associated with the "War on Terror" and conflicts in Muslim societies.

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