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Sacred place and sacred time in the medieval Islamic Middle East : a historical perspective, Daniella Talmon-Heller

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Sacred place and sacred time in the medieval Islamic Middle East : a historical perspective
Title
Sacred place and sacred time in the medieval Islamic Middle East
Title remainder
a historical perspective
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Daniella Talmon-Heller
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a fresh perspective on religious culture in the medieval Middle East. It investigates the ways Muslims thought about and practiced at sacred spaces and in sacred times through two detailed case studies: the shrines in honour of the head of al-Husayn (the martyred grandson of the Prophet), and the holy month of Rajab. The changing expressions of the veneration of the shrine and month are followed from the formative period of Islam until the late Mamluk period, paying attention to historical contexts and power relations. Readers will find interest in the attempt to integrate the two perspectives synchronically and diachronically, in a discussion of the relationship between the sanctification of space and time in individual and communal piety, and in the religious literature of the period
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YDX
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Talmon-Heller, Daniella
Dewey number
297.0956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BP63.A35
LC item number
T35 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ḥusayn ibn ʻAlī
  • Islam
  • Religion
  • Middle East
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Shrines
  • Sacred space
  • Ḥusayn ibn ʻAlī
  • Ḥusain Ibn-¿Alī
  • Ḥusayn ibn ʻAlī
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Religion
  • Sacred space
  • Shrines
  • Middle East
  • Heilige Zeit
  • Heiligenverehrung
  • Heiligtum
  • Islam
  • Radjab
  • Naher Osten
  • Islam
  • Religion
  • Middle East
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Shrines
  • Holy places
Label
Sacred place and sacred time in the medieval Islamic Middle East : a historical perspective, Daniella Talmon-Heller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Etic concepts and etic terms -- The state of the art -- PART I: A SACRED PLACE: The shrine of al-Husayn's head -- From Karbala to Damascus : a relic with multiple shrines -- The commemoration of al-Husayn in Fatimid Ascalon Excursus : donations to mosque and shrines -- Why Ascalon? Christian martyrs and Muslim Murābiṭūn (defenders) Excursus : medieval pilgrimage- Victor Turner's input -- From Ascalon to Cairo : the duplication of sacred space Excursus : Arabic treatises in praise of Ascalon The shrine in Cairo under the Sunni Ayyubids and Mamluks -- Excursus : al-Husayn and Saladin in Palestinian Lore -- The Shrine in Ascalon under the Ayyubids and Mamluks Excursus : Ibn Taymiyya on the Veneration of the head of al-Husayn Summary -- PART II: A SACRED TIME: The Month of Rajab -- Rajab in Pre-Islamic Arabia and in Early Islam Excursus : the founding of an Islamic lunar calendar -- Rajab under Fatimid rule Excursus : Istighfār (seeking divine forgiveness) -- Rajab under the Ayyubids and Mamluks Excursus : Arabic treatises in praise of the sacred months Summary -- Final comments : spacial and temporal sanctity
Control code
1117560998
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 279 pages
Isbn
9781474460965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1117560998
Label
Sacred place and sacred time in the medieval Islamic Middle East : a historical perspective, Daniella Talmon-Heller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Etic concepts and etic terms -- The state of the art -- PART I: A SACRED PLACE: The shrine of al-Husayn's head -- From Karbala to Damascus : a relic with multiple shrines -- The commemoration of al-Husayn in Fatimid Ascalon Excursus : donations to mosque and shrines -- Why Ascalon? Christian martyrs and Muslim Murābiṭūn (defenders) Excursus : medieval pilgrimage- Victor Turner's input -- From Ascalon to Cairo : the duplication of sacred space Excursus : Arabic treatises in praise of Ascalon The shrine in Cairo under the Sunni Ayyubids and Mamluks -- Excursus : al-Husayn and Saladin in Palestinian Lore -- The Shrine in Ascalon under the Ayyubids and Mamluks Excursus : Ibn Taymiyya on the Veneration of the head of al-Husayn Summary -- PART II: A SACRED TIME: The Month of Rajab -- Rajab in Pre-Islamic Arabia and in Early Islam Excursus : the founding of an Islamic lunar calendar -- Rajab under Fatimid rule Excursus : Istighfār (seeking divine forgiveness) -- Rajab under the Ayyubids and Mamluks Excursus : Arabic treatises in praise of the sacred months Summary -- Final comments : spacial and temporal sanctity
Control code
1117560998
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 279 pages
Isbn
9781474460965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1117560998

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