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Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia

Sufi Dimensions to the Formation of Bosnian Muslim

Ines Aeri-Todd, American University of Sharjah, United Arab

January 2015
Hardback (xiv, 198 pp.)
List price: 110.- / $142.Language:English
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In Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia, Ines Aeri-Todd explores the involvement of Sufi
orders in the formation of Muslim society in the first two centuries of Ottoman rule in
Bosnia (15th - 16th centuries C.E.). Using a wide range of primary sources, Aeri-Todd
shows that Sufi traditions and the activities of dervish orders were at the heart of the
religious, cultural, socio-economic and political dynamics in Bosnia in the period which
witnessed the emergence of Bosnian Muslim society and the most intensive phase of
conversions of the Bosnian population to Islam. In the process, she also challenges some
of the established views regarding Ottoman guilds and the subject of futuwwa (Sufi code
of honour).

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