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Religious practice in the Islamic world

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The archaeology of religious monuments and of religious practice forms the subject of this chapter. The first section is devoted to the archaeology of the mosque, and uses three case studies to ... More


A holy place in history

Martin Carver

in Portmahomack: Monastery of the Picts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624416
eISBN:
9780748670703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624416.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Although it is fertile land and actively farmed, the Tarbat peninsula remains today as a very special holy place steeped in history, comparable to Iona. In the final chapter of the book the author ... More


The arrival of Islam

Carool Kersten

in A History of Islam in Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681839
eISBN:
9781474434973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681839.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The arrival of Islam in Indonesia is bound up with developments in the wider geographical area of Southeast Asia. This chapter presents a broader angle than the current political boundaries of the ... More


Of Leopards and Leaders: Annang Society to 1909

David Pratten

in The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625536
eISBN:
9780748670659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625536.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the constitution of Annang society and the intersections of corporate and individual modes of identification. It outlines the key elements of Annang personhood in relation to ... More


Introduction: The city between antiquity and the Middle Ages Mark Humphries

Bertrand Lançon and Antonia Nevill

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book provides an account of how, between the conversion to Christianity of the emperor Constantine in 312 and the pontificate of Pope Gregory the Great, Rome was transformed from the capital of ... More


Seduction, Resistance, and Redemption: “Turning Turk” and the Embodiment of Christian Faith

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

in Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the influence of the Ottoman Empire in the everyday lives of English Christians. It looks at the conversion to Islam, which is believed to transform a person's ... More


Dangerous Fellowship: Universal Faith and its Bodily Limits in The Comedy of Errors and Othello

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

in Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses how William Shakespeare's Othello and Comedy of Errors present a prehistory for the tensions between bodily distinction and spiritual faith. It argues that these tensions are ... More


Engendering Faith: Sexual Defilement and Spiritual Redemption in The Renegado

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

in Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses in more detail the gendered implications of Islamic conversion. It considers the stakes of redemption, sexual seduction and redemption in Philip Massinger's The Renegado, and ... More


Turning Miscegenation into Tragicomedy (Or Not): Robert Greene’s Orlando Furioso

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

in Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses genre as an alternative to assessing the racial and gendered stakes of Christian-Muslim conversion. It studies what happens when a romance plot is forced into a tragicomic ... More


Muslim Women in Ireland

Yafa Shanneik

in Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696888
eISBN:
9781474412230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696888.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter explores the experiences of Muslim women, both migrants and converts, in Ireland. For migrant Muslim women an attachment to the particular cultural understanding of Islam in their ... More


Multiconfessional Scotland

Alasdair Raffe

in Scotland in Revolution, 1685-1690

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427579
eISBN:
9781474445221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427579.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of religious coexistence and competition in Scotland in the years 1687–90. It argues that previous studies of the period have paid too little attention to the rival ... More


‘Happy the people whose God is the Lord’ (Psalm 32:12): The Church in Early Medieval Scotland

Gilbert Márkus

in Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748678983
eISBN:
9781474435208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678983.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the evidence for very early Christianity among British, Gaelic and Pictish societies, and the conversion of Anglo-Saxons. It explores the limited evidence for the beliefs and ... More


Stolen Daughters and Stolen Idols

Sara Coodin

in Is Shylock Jewish?: Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474418386
eISBN:
9781474434492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418386.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 3 continues the discussion of the Genesis Jacob cycle’s intertextual relationship to The Merchant of Venice, focusing intently on Shylock’s daughter Jessica. This chapter examines how ... More


The Talkies Triumphant: Scottish Cinema and the Coming of Sound

Trevor Griffiths

in Early Cinema in Scotland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474420341
eISBN:
9781474444644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420341.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A concluding chapter by Trevor Griffiths considers the end of the ‘early period’ and the effects on cinema production and cinema-going of the arrival of sound. The emergence of sound cinema raised ... More


The Turkish Refugee as Vagrant Slave: Spaces of Disconnection and Dispossession in Ishmael Bashaw’s Refugee Narrative

Claire Gallien

in Migration and Modernities: The State of Being Stateless, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440349
eISBN:
9781474459679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440349.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The final chapter offers a comprehensive analysis of The Turkish Refugee (1797), which is presented by its anonymous English author as a narrative gleaned from his conversations with Ishmael Bashaw, ... More


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