The Islamization of Central Asia in the Sāmānid era and the reshaping of the Muslim world*

  title={The Islamization of Central Asia in the Sāmānid era and the reshaping of the Muslim world*},
  author={Deborah G. Tor},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={279 - 299}
  • D. Tor
  • Published 28 May 2009
  • Geography
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Abstract The Sāmānid-era drive to Islamize Central Asia led not only to increased Islamic influence within the steppes, but, concomitantly, to the transformation of internal Muslim political life. Developments within the Muslim oecumene that were shaped or influenced by this Drang nach Osten range from the legitimizing of the political fragmentation of the Persianate Dynastic period to changes in Muslim military culture and practice, the successful religious conversion of the Turkic steppe; and… 
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