Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria: Mosques, Cemeteries and Sermons Under the Zangids and Ayyubids (1146-1260) (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture)
Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria: Mosques, Cemeteries and Sermons Under the Zangids and Ayyubids (1146-1260) (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture) by Daniella J Talmon-Heller
Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria: Mosques, Cemeteries and Sermons Under the Zangids and Ayyubids (1146-1260) (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture) Author: Daniella J Talmon-Heller
Title: Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria: Mosques, Cemeteries and Sermons Under the Zangids and Ayyubids (1146-1260) (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture)
ISBN: 900415809X
ISBN13: 978-9004158092
Other Formats: lrf mbr doc lit
Pages: 306 pages
Publisher: Brill (January 30, 2008)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1637 kb
Size EPUB version: 1367 kb
Subcategory: World




A study of religious thought and practice across a broad social spectrum, but within a well-defined historical context, this book is an interdisciplinary endeavor that incorporates the tools of philology, social-history and historical-anthropology. Focusing on the mosques, public assemblies, cemeteries and shrines of Syrian Muslims in the period of the crusades and the anti-Frankish jihad, the book describes and deciphers religious rites and experiences, liturgical calendars, spiritual leadership, and perceptions of impiety and dissent. Working from a perspective that breaks down the dichotomization of religion into 'official' and 'popular, ' it exposes the negotiation, construction and dissemination of hybrid forms of religious life. The result is an intimate and complex presentation of the texture of medieval Islamic piety.