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Chapter 5. Dead Center: The Tomb of Haider Shaykh

Anna Bigelow

in Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195368239
eISBN:
9780199867622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368239.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the key venues in which the metanarrative of peace is instantiated is at the tomb, or dargah, of Haider Shaikh. In particular, this chapter focuses on the devotional practices at the tomb and ... More


Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Lucy Donkin and Hanna Vorholt (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Jerusalem was the object of intense study and devotion throughout the Middle Ages. This book illuminates ways in which the city was represented by Christians in Western Europe, from the 600s the ... More


Learning How to Be Ill

Olivia Weisser

in Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300200706
eISBN:
9780300213478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200706.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shifts from healers’ writing to patients’ words. The chapter analyzes three types of stories that patients relied upon to make sense of illness: religious models of suffering, tales ... More


Paris after Genovefa

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter recounts the history of Genovefa’s cult after her death, as told through her written biographies, the churches built in her honor, and devotional practices of Parisian Christians. It ... More


One Language, Many Imaginings

Sumathi Ramaswamy

in Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208049
eISBN:
9780520918795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208049.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This narrative of the golden past of Tamil, its degenerate present, and its utopian reign in the future provides the driving imperative for Tamil devotional practice, which draws its strength from ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Mossman

in Marquard von Lindau and the Challenges of Religious Life in Late Medieval Germany: The Passion, the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575541
eISBN:
9780191722226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575541.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The conclusion defines the ‘Marquard ethos’, the influential underlying spirit and direction of his works, more precisely. It is argued that Marquard presented imitable models which offered radical ... More


The Spiritual Meanings of Religious Life

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the spiritual themes that permeated and guided life in the convent in colonial Mexico. It analyzes the meaning of vows, devotional practices, and the extraordinary power of the ... More


Memory Work and the Labor of Writing

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in The Medieval Invention of Travel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that pilgrims to the Holy Land were largely responsible for redefining travel as an exercise in literate self-discipline. It situates travel writing about the Holy Land within ... More


Signs from the Unseen Realm and Buddhist Miracle Tales in Early Medieval China

in Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836023
eISBN:
9780824869601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836023.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses records of miraculous events that demonstrate the power of the Buddha, bodhisattvas, monks, and nuns. These events were thought to prove the efficacy of Buddhist devotional ... More


Visual Literacy and Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that acquisition of visual literacy should enjoy a high priority in Catholic Studies practice, not simply because of the Catholic Church's familiar role in fostering visual arts, ... More


Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Asuncion Lavrin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book invites the modern reader to follow the histories of colonial Mexican nuns inside the cloisters where they pursued a religious vocation or sought shelter from the world. It provides a ... More


Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836023
eISBN:
9780824869601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836023.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In early medieval China hundreds of Buddhist miracle texts were circulated, inaugurating a trend that would continue for centuries. Each tale recounted extraordinary events involving Chinese persons ... More


Epilogue

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about convent life in colonial Mexico. It traces the history of the proliferation of women's monasteries and female spirituality and highlights the ... More


After 1660: Punitive Experiments Against Idolatry

in The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the two transitions in idolatry eradication in Central Mexico from the 1660s to the second decade of the early eighteenth century. These include the change in institutional ... More


Epilogue

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This epilogue reflects upon the place of Hokkeji and its medieval restoration in the wider history of women's religiosity in premodern Japan. The story of Hokkeji's medieval restoration offers clear ... More


Conclusion Reading Performances

in Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071329
eISBN:
9780226071343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071343.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the late medieval habits of thought that link reading with performance, focusing on Additional 37049. It suggests that Additional 37049 ... More


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