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Indonesia: Java from the coming of Islam to 1942
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Evidence of Islamisation in Java first appears in the fourteenth century. By the late eighteenth century, Islam was the majority faith of Javanese.

1. The early stages of Islamisation in Java

The earliest surviving evidence of Islam amongst the Javanese is in the form of gravestones at Trawulan and Tralaya, in East Java, near the site of the Hindu-Javanese court of Majapahit (late thirteenth-early si…

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Ricklefs, M. C., “Indonesia: Java from the coming of Islam to 1942”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32472>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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