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A History of Islam in Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

Traces history of Islamisation of Indonesia from the arrival of Islam in the 13th century to the present. Investigates roles of Islam in nation-building, formation of Islamic intellectual and culture in this country, Islamic network and Sufi orders from Indonesia to Southeast Asia and the Middle East during 17th-18th century. Deals with Muslims’ resistance against European imperialism, warfare and proto-nationalism in Minangkabau of Sumatra, Java, and Aceh in the 19th century. Explores Indonesian Islam in terms of political history of postcolonial Indonesia, establishing a ministry of religion, Islamic higher education, Islamic law school, and Islamic statehood after the end of ‘New Order’