The Religion of Java

The Religion of Java

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Written with a rare combination of analysis and speculation, this comprehensive study of Javanese religion is one of the few books on the religion of a non-Western people which emphasizes variation and conflict in belief as well as similarity and harmony. The reader becomes aware of the intricacy and depth of Javanese spiritual life and the problems of political and social integration reflected in the religion. The Religion of Java will interest specialists in Southeast Asia, anthropologists and sociologists concerned with the social analysis of religious belief and ideology, students of comparative religion, and civil servants dealing with governmental policy toward Indonesia and Southeast Asia.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrations, 2 maps
  • 0226285103
  • 9780226285108
  • 507,738

About Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz is the Harold S. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author of many books, including "Islam Observed" and "Peddlars and Princes" and, with Hildred Geertz, "Kinship in Bali" (all published by the University of Chicago Press).show more

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'The Religion of Java makes new and important contributions to our understanding of Javanese life; it is well-documented; it is clearly written; it is perceptively and creatively conceived.' The Religion of Java will interest specialists in Southeast Asia, anthropologists and sociologists concerned with the social analysis of religious belief and ideology, students of comparative religion, and civil servants dealing with governmental policy toward Indonesia and Southeast Asia.show more

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