Islam and Tibet – Interactions along the Musk Routes

Author(s): 
Akasoy, Anna
Author(s): 
Burnett, Charles
Author(s): 
Yoeli-Tlalim, Ronit
ISBN: 
9780754669562
Date published: 
September 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

The first encounters between the Islamic world and Tibet took place in the course of the expansion of the Abbasid Empire in the eighth century. The significance of these interactions has been long ignored in scholarship. These papers explore for the first time the multi-layered contacts between the Islamic world, Central Asia and the Himalayas from the eighth century until the present day in a variety of fields including art history, history of science, literature, archaeology, and anthropology.