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Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Islam came to Central Asia and the Caucasus not long after its birth in the seventh century. The Arab conquest spanned roughly the period 600-800 CE, with further penetration via traders until 1200. The Mongol empire threatened Islam in the thirteenth century, but the faith withstood this and expanded as Russian conquests dominated the region in the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. The Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent antireligious campaig ...more

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