The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam - South Asia Across the Disciplines - A. Azfar Moin - Bücher - Columbia University Press - 9780231160377 - 29. April 2014
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The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam - South Asia Across the Disciplines

A. Azfar Moin

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The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam - South Asia Across the Disciplines

A work of history richly informed by the anthropology of religion and art, The Millennial Sovereign traces how royal dynastic cults and shrine-centered Sufism came together in the imperial cultures of Timurid Central Asia, Safavid Iran, and Mughal India. By juxtaposing imperial chronicles, paintings, and architecture with theories of sainthood, apocalyptic treatises, and manuals on astrology and magic, Moin uncovers a pattern of Islamic politics shaped by Sufi and millennial motifs from the end of the sixteenth century to the turn of the first Islamic millennium. He also shows how alchemical symbols and astrological rituals enveloped the body of the monarch, casting him as both spiritual guide and material lord. These findings offer a striking new perspective on the history of Islam and the religious and political developments linking South Asia and Iran in early-modern times.


368 pages, illustrations

Medien Bücher     Taschenbuch   (Buch mit Softcover und geklebtem Rücken)
Erscheinungsdatum 29. April 2014
ISBN13 9780231160377
Verlag Columbia University Press
Seitenanzahl 368
Maße 228 × 156 × 19 mm   ·   552 g
Sprache Englisch