The question of Shi'ism in Muslim Southeast Asia is a thorny and complicated one, encompassing broad religious and political implications. Did Shi'ism, for example, exert an influence on a particular writer? Should a certain book be classified as Shi'i or not? Such inquiries , important as they may be, are often too dichotomous or simplistic to answer in the context of our current state of knowledge. This is certainly the case when Javanese manuscript literature, which is the focus of this chapter, is considered.
|Title of host publication||Shi'ism in South East Asia: 'Alid Piety and Sectarian Constructions|
|Editors||Chiara Formichi and Michael Feener|
|Place of Publication||London, United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Hurst Publishers Co. Ltd.|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|