How long did it take people in Anatolia to convert to Islam?

Futurist

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How long did it take people in Anatolia to convert to Islam after various parts of Anatolia were conquered by various Muslim forces--especially the Seljuk Turks and the Ottoman Turks?
 

Kirialax

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The classic work on the subject is Vryonis, although the short answer is up to the population exchanges of the twentieth century.
 
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johnincornwall

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Slightly related - Jacinto Bosch Vila, who wrote a fairly definitive (and mostly correct) history of the Almoravids, asserted that North Africa was only 'islamic' in main population centres and in theory in the country, after the arab empire invasions of the 7th and 8th centuries. Many berber tribes were not actually adherents properly until the imposition of islam by the Almoravids and subsequently the Almohads 11th/12th centuries.

Which stands to reason if you think about the rapid spread of the 'arab empire' in the 7th century. We know they sent 'holy men' to preach to the countryside - but hey, rather them than me!
 
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Tulun

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There were regional differences, but based on Ottoman tax records by the late 15 and early 16th century Anatolia was already overwhelmingly muslim. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3596037
first table showing the population based on the tax registers between 1520-1535
Nombre de feux: number of households, Musulmans: muslims, Chrétiens: christians, Juifs: jews, Totaux des feux: total households... and then on the last column there is an estimation of the population itself, Barkan counted with 1 household=5 persons

barkan population.png
 
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Futurist

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The classic work on the subject is Vryonis, although the short answer is up to the population exchanges of the twentieth century.
Do you know of any specific religious data for Anatolia throughout history other than the data that Tulun presented here?
 

Kirialax

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Do you know of any specific religious data for Anatolia throughout history other than the data that Tulun presented here?
I don't, although I do not study the period so I do not know what sort of source material is out there.
 
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