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Graves and Shrines in Medieval Islam: From Pre-Islamic Times to Ibn Taymiyya’s Legacy

Ondřej Beránek and Pavel Ťupek

in The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides an overview of the broader context within which debates regarding graves, funeral architecture and ziyāra have taken place. The early Islamic interdictions against certain ... More


Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Daniella Talmon-Heller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Focusing on the construction of sanctity and its manifestations in individual devotions, formal ceremonies and communal rites, this book offers a fresh perspective on religious culture in the ... More


Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Peter Sarris

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Drawing upon the latest historical and archaeological research, this work provides a panoramic account of the history of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Near East from the Fall of Rome to the Rise ... More


Introduction

Mustafa Banister

in The Abbasid Caliphate of Cairo, 1261-1517: Out of the Shadows

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474453363
eISBN:
9781474495547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453363.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This introductory chapter discusses past scholarship on the Abbasid Caliphate of Cairo (1261-1517) and lays out some of the main themes, concerns and guiding questions of the book. The book’s central ... More


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