Muslims and Matriarchs

Muslims and Matriarchs

Muslims and Matriarchs is a history of an unusual, probably heretical, and ultimately resilient cultural system. The Minangkabau culture of West Sumatra, Indonesia, is well known as the world's largest matrilineal culture; Minangkabau people are also Muslim and famous for their piety. In this book, Jeffrey Hadler examines the changing ideas of home and family in Minangkabau from the late eighteenth century to the 1930s.

Minangkabau has experienced a sustained and… (more)

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Publisher: Cornell University Press

Parent ISBN: 9780801446979

Page count: 232 pages

Language: English


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