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Published: 19 May 2020

288 Pages | 29

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474460965

Bookseller Code (06)

Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East

An Historical Perspective

Daniella Talmon-Heller

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

  • Draws on a wide variety of primary sources from many genres: narrative and documentary sources, travelogues, epigraphic and material evidence, legal, devotional and prescriptive religious literature
  • Deals with the perspectives of Sunnis, Shi`is of the Ithna`ashariyya and Isma`ilis, which are rarely treated simultaneously in research
  • The 'long durée' treatment of religious phenomena offers a wide perspective, examining both continuity and change
  • The material is organised to allow modular reading, telling two stories with theoretical implications that go beyond the case studies
  • Truly interdisciplinary, it studies textual evidence and material sources in tandem and integrates the study of religious thought, practice and literature within political contexts