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1. Missionaries and reformists in the market of Islams 2. Cosmopolitan cults and the economy of miracles 3. The enchantment of industrial communications 4. Exports for an Iranian marketplace 5. The… Expand
List of Maps and Illustrations ix Preface and Acknowledgments xi Maps xiv Introduction 1 1 Origins, Foundations and Rivalries (850 1100) 15 2 An Islam of Saints and Brothers (1100 1400) 71 3 Empires,… Expand
Models of geographical space are empowered by a hard rhetoric that, in suggesting the concrete stability of the longue duree , lends the aura of geological fixity. But while places might themselves… Expand
Abstract Since “visions appear material to spiritual persons only, the vulgar herd of historians and annalists cannot hope to be so favoured by Heaven”. So, in his nineteenth-century account of the… Expand
Abstract This paper addresses several questions that appear preliminary to understanding the circulation of knowledge in early modern India (circa 1500 to 1800): What work did writing do? What was… Expand
Through a detailed examination of the emergence of printing in Iran, this essay argues that the diffusion of printing through Islamic Asia in the early 1820s took place as part of a printing global… Expand
Against a background of expansive Indian and Middle Eastern interest in Japan after the Russo-Japanese War, this essay examines the epistemological foundations of this evolving knowledge about Japan… Expand
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS PREFACE 1. BETWEEN TEXTS AND TERRITORIES 2. THE MIGRATION OF A MUSLIM RITUAL 3. TRIBE, DIASPORA AND SAINTHOOD IN INDO-AFGHAN HISTORY 4. MIGRANT SUFIS AND SACRED SPACE 5. THE… Expand
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