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TWILIGHT OF THE SAINTS : Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine, James Grehan

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TWILIGHT OF THE SAINTS : Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
Title
TWILIGHT OF THE SAINTS
Title remainder
Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
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James Grehan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study of everyday religious culture in early modern Syria and Palestine, James Grehan offers a social history that looks beyond conventional ways of thinking about religion in the Middle East. The most common narratives about the region introduce us to the separate traditions of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, highlighting how each one has created its own distinctive traditions and communities. Twilight of the Saints offers a reinterpretation of religious and cultural history in a region which is today associated with division and violence. Exploring the religious habits of ordinary people, from the late seventeenth to the end of the nineteenth century, when the region was part of the Ottoman Empire, Grehan shows that members of different religious groups participated in a common, overarching religious culture that was still visible at the beginning of the twentieth century. Most evident in the countryside, though present everywhere, this religious mainstream thrived in a society in which few people had access to formal religious teachings. This older, folk religious culture was steeped in notions and rituals that the modern world, with its mainly theological conception of religion, has utterly repudiated. Indeed, the people of Syria and Palestine today would hardly recognize religion as it was experienced in the not-so-distant past. Only by uncovering this lost lived religion, argues Grehan, can we appreciate the largely unacknowledged revolution in religion that has taken place in the region over the last century. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Grehan, James
Dewey number
200.9569
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1060
LC item number
.G844 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Folk religion
  • Church history
  • Turkey
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Christentum
  • Judentum
  • Religionsausübung
  • Volksreligion
  • Osmanisches Reich
  • Syrien
  • Palästina
Label
TWILIGHT OF THE SAINTS : Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine, James Grehan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Religious possibilities -- Magic men -- A religion of tombs -- Sacred landscapes -- Haunted landscapes -- Blood and prayer -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Mosques in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870) -- Appendix B: Population and religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870) -- Appendix C: Christian and Jewish infrastructure in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870) -- Appendix D: Sufi lodges in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870)
Control code
875741810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 341 pages
Isbn
9780199373031
Lccn
2014003064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)875741810
Label
TWILIGHT OF THE SAINTS : Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine, James Grehan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Religious possibilities -- Magic men -- A religion of tombs -- Sacred landscapes -- Haunted landscapes -- Blood and prayer -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Mosques in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870) -- Appendix B: Population and religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870) -- Appendix C: Christian and Jewish infrastructure in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870) -- Appendix D: Sufi lodges in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (c. 1870)
Control code
875741810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 341 pages
Isbn
9780199373031
Lccn
2014003064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)875741810

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