Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia: Sufi Dimensions to the Formation of Bosnian Muslim Society

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Abstract / Description of output

In Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia, Ines Aščerić-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, Aščerić-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).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages198
ISBN (Electronic)9789004288447
ISBN (Print)9789004278219
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameThe Ottoman Empire and its Heritage
ISSN (Print)1380-6076

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • futuwwa
  • Ottoman
  • history
  • Bosnia
  • Esnaf
  • Islamisation
  • 15th-16th century
  • Sufism
  • trade Guilds
  • Islamic
  • Herzegovina
  • Balkans
  • crafts


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