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The Resource Sufi bodies : religion and society in medieval Islam, Shahzad Bashir

Sufi bodies : religion and society in medieval Islam, Shahzad Bashir

Label
Sufi bodies : religion and society in medieval Islam
Title
Sufi bodies
Title remainder
religion and society in medieval Islam
Statement of responsibility
Shahzad Bashir
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Between 1300 and 1500 C.E. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today's prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad Bashir weaves a rich history around the depiction of bodily actions by Sufi masters and disciples, primarily in Sufi literature and Persian miniature paintings of the period. Focusing on the Persianate societies of Iran and Central Asia, Bashir explores medieval Sufis' conception of the human body as the primary shuttle between interior (batin) and exterior (zahir) realities. Drawing on literary, historical, and anthropological approaches to corporeality, he studies representations of Sufi bodies in three personal and communal arenas: religious activity in the form of ritual, asceticism, rules of etiquette, and a universal hierarchy of saints; the deep imprint of Persian poetic paradigms on the articulation of love, desire, and gender; and the reputation of Sufi masters for working miracles, which empowered them in all domains of social activity. Bashir's novel perspective illuminates complex relationships between body and soul, body and gender, body and society, and body and cosmos. It highlights love as an overarching, powerful emotion in the making of Sufi communities and situates the body as a critical concern in Sufi thought and practice. Bashir's work ultimately offers a new methodology for extracting historical information from religious narratives, especially those depicting extraordinary and miraculous events
  • Religion and Society in Medieval Islam
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bashir, Shahzad
Dewey number
297.409/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BP189.2
LC item number
.B366 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sufism
  • Sufism
  • Human Body
  • Religion and Medicine
  • RELIGION
  • Sufism
  • Sufism
Label
Sufi bodies : religion and society in medieval Islam, Shahzad Bashir
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing Sufi ideas and practices -- Bodies inside out -- Befriending God corporeally -- Saintly socialities -- Sufi bodies in motion -- Bonds of love -- Engendered desires -- Miraculous food -- Corpses in morticians' hands
Control code
754710147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231517607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/bash14490
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 326096
  • 22573/cttgsqjb
  • 6947988d-3f81-43ba-ad20-1179d2245f90
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754710147
Label
Sufi bodies : religion and society in medieval Islam, Shahzad Bashir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framing Sufi ideas and practices -- Bodies inside out -- Befriending God corporeally -- Saintly socialities -- Sufi bodies in motion -- Bonds of love -- Engendered desires -- Miraculous food -- Corpses in morticians' hands
Control code
754710147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231517607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/bash14490
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 326096
  • 22573/cttgsqjb
  • 6947988d-3f81-43ba-ad20-1179d2245f90
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754710147

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