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Excerpt from “St Besse: A Study of an Alpine Cult”

Robert Hertz

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The works of French sociologist Robert Hertz (1881–1915) are now staple readings in general anthropology. This study of the cult of a saint in the Italian Alps is lesser known than Hertz’s celebrated ... More


Pilgrimages of the Dream: On Wings of State in Sehwan Sharif, Pakistan

Omar Kasmani

in Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In this article, the author explains the experiences and sensations of Pakistani pilgrims toward a local pilgrimage saint and tries to locate it within the broader context of the visionary aspects of ... More


Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi and Peyman Eshaghi (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this ... More


In Search of Robert Bruce

G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620227
eISBN:
9780748672189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

It is hard to get close to Bruce's personality; Barbour's account is vivid but over-emphasises the chivalric qualities of the fourteenth-century ruling classes. Religious devotion played an important ... More


Grave Visiting (Ziyara) in Indonesia

Julian Millie and Lewis Mayo

in Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter is about the religious and spiritual observances performed at gravesites in the Republic of Indonesia. The authors of this article have focused on the fact that some of the most ... More


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