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Islam in the Soviet Union - From World War II to Perestrooika

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This text provides a detailed historical study of Islam under post-war Soviet Communism. Yaacov Ro'i describes and analyzes all aspects of Islam which relate to the Soviet domestic scene, with the purpose of demonstrating how and why it survived in the face of Soviet repression and secularization.;The first part of the book deals with establishment Islam - the four spiritual directorates, the registered prayer houses and religious personnel. The second focuses on unofficial Islam: those groups and personnel which operated without any official registration. The third section surveys the Islamic practice and observation of fasts, festivals and rites of passage. The final part of the volume is devoted to the political - regime policy, its implementation in different regions, and the implications of Islam's survival for the national consciousness of Muslim ethnicities.

Hardback book with dust jacket published in 2000.
Book and dust jacket are in very good condition apart from some very minor creasing at bottom of jacket spine and a closed tear of approx. 1.5cms
764pp

Item details

Author(s):
Ro'i, Yaacov
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1850654034
ISBN-13:
9781850654032
Number of pages:
764
Publisher:
C. Hurst
Title:
Islam in the Soviet Union - From World War II to Perestrooika

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This text provides a detailed historical study of Islam under post-war Soviet Communism. Yaacov Ro'i describes and analyzes all aspects of Islam which relate to the Soviet domestic scene, with the purpose of demonstrating how and why it survived in the face of Soviet repression and secularization.;The first part of the book deals with establishment Islam - the four spiritual directorates, the registered prayer houses and religious personnel. The second focuses on unofficial Islam: those groups and personnel which operated without any official registration. The third section surveys the Islamic practice and observation of fasts, festivals and rites of passage. The final part of the volume is devoted to the political - regime policy, its implementation in different regions, and the implications of Islam's survival for the national consciousness of Muslim ethnicities.

Hardback book with dust jacket published in 2000.
Book and dust jacket are in very good condition apart from some very minor creasing at bottom of jacket spine and a closed tear of approx. 1.5cms
764pp

Author(s):
Ro'i, Yaacov
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1850654034
ISBN-13:
9781850654032
Number of pages:
764
Publisher:
C. Hurst
Title:
Islam in the Soviet Union - From World War II to Perestrooika

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