A Global History
Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion
1. Edition February 2012
2012. 286 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-5761-2 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Softcover.
Sufism: A Global History is a unique account of global Sufism, tracing the gradual spread and adaptation of Sufi Islam through the Middle East into Central Asia, India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and in the 20th century Europe and America. The book goes beyond the description of doctrine and places Sufism in its social, cultural and historical context. Engagingly and lucidly written, Sufism: A Global History represents the first worldwide account of the history of Sufism, showing how it shaped societies and cultures in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and ultimately Europe and the United States.
From the contents
Chapter 1. Origins, Foundations, and Rivalries (850-1100)
Chapter 2. An Islam of Saints and Brothers (1100-1400)
Chapter 3. Empires, Frontiers and Renewers (1400-1800)
Chapter 4. From Colonization to Globalization (1800-2000)
Glossary: A Sufi Lexicon of Arabic Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading