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Author Mulder, Stephennie F., author.

Title The shrines of the 'Alids in medieval Syria : Sunnis, Shi'is and the architecture of coexistence / Stephennie Mulder.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 297 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Edinburgh studies in Islamic art
Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index.
Contents 'A road for all Muslims' -- A mashhad at Balis -- Aleppo: an experiment in Islamic ecumenism -- Eclectic ecumenism: the cemetery of Bab al-Saghir in Damascus -- Perpetual patronage: four Damascene ĎAlid shrines -- A landscape of deeds: ĎAlid shrines and the construction of Islamic sacred topography -- A time of miracles.
Summary "The 'Alids (descendants of the Prophet Muhammad) are among the most revered figures in Islam, beloved by virtually all Muslims, regardless of sectarian affiliation. This study argues that despite the common identification of shrines as 'Shi'i' spaces, they have in fact always been unique places of pragmatic intersectarian exchange and shared piety, even - and perhaps especially - during periods of sectarian conflict. Using a rich variety of previously unexplored sources, including textual, archaeological, architectural, and epigraphic evidence, Stephennie Mulder shows how these shrines created a unifying Muslim 'holy land' in medieval Syria, and proposes a fresh conceptual approach to thinking about landscape in Islamic art. In doing so, she argues against a common paradigm of medieval sectarian conflict, complicates the notion of Sunni Revival, and provides new evidence for the negotiated complexity of sectarian interactions in the period."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
Subject Aliden 600-661
Islamic shrines -- Syria -- History -- To 1500.
Sacred space -- Syria -- History -- To 1500.
Alids -- History -- To 1500.
Landscapes in art.
11.83 movements within Islam. (NL-LeOCL)077594568
Alids. (OCoLC)fst00805047
Islamic shrines. (OCoLC)fst00980069
Landscapes in art. (OCoLC)fst01899801
Sacred space. (OCoLC)fst01103191
Syria. (OCoLC)fst01208757
Islamische Architektur
Schiiten (DE-601)106172239
Heiligtum (DE-601)104493674
Islam (DE-601)106283499
Grabmal (DE-601)104467118
Sunniten (DE-601)105297666
Syrien (DE-601)104584882
Aliden. (NL-LeOCL)146686446
SyriŽ. (NL-LeOCL)078682606
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mulder, Stephennie F. Shrines of the 'Alids in medieval Syria. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] 9780748645794 (DLC) 2013481674 (OCoLC)863172576
ISBN 9781474471169 (electronic bk.)
1474471161 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000066971508

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