Abstract

Many great processes of world history had their origins in Central Asia. This article explores the religious and social life of Central Asian peoples both before and after Islamization, relying on historical records written in Arabic, Persian, and Chinese, as well as modern scholarship in art history and archaeology. It demonstrates that Central Asian peoples have survived numerous calamities and thrived in a constantly changing environment, particularly in the transitional phase from a predominantly Buddhist to a predominantly Muslim region.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-8050
Print ISSN
1045-6007
Pages
pp. 55-81
Launched on MUSE
2011-04-10
Open Access
No
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