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Afanasii Nikitin: An Orthodox Russian's Spiritual Voyage in the Dar al-Islam, 1468-1475

Afanasii Nikitin: An Orthodox Russian's Spiritual Voyage in the Dar al-Islam, 1468-1475 <p>Recent scholarship on premodern religious conversion emphasizes the political, social, and economic incentives for the mass conversion of whole societies. Such investigations tend to neglect individual accounts that typically offer a personal and spiritual explanation for conversion. The travel account of Afanasii Nikitin, a Russian merchant who ventured through Persia and India from 1468 to 1475, presents an opportunity to examine the spiritual considerations that influenced one individual&apos;s experience. Nikitin&apos;s narrative is significant because it brings focus to secular and spiritual motivations for conversion.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Afanasii Nikitin: An Orthodox Russian&apos;s Spiritual Voyage in the Dar al-Islam, 1468-1475

Journal of World History , Volume 17 (3) – Aug 22, 2006

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-8050

Abstract

<p>Recent scholarship on premodern religious conversion emphasizes the political, social, and economic incentives for the mass conversion of whole societies. Such investigations tend to neglect individual accounts that typically offer a personal and spiritual explanation for conversion. The travel account of Afanasii Nikitin, a Russian merchant who ventured through Persia and India from 1468 to 1475, presents an opportunity to examine the spiritual considerations that influenced one individual&apos;s experience. Nikitin&apos;s narrative is significant because it brings focus to secular and spiritual motivations for conversion.</p>

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 22, 2006

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