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Genealogies of the Text

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the culture of the authoritative text, taking the manuals of one school of shari'a thought as a specific instance. The development of the shari'a across the Muslim lands was a ... More


The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman, James W. Jones, and Katherine A. Boyd

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. What accounts for the violence that emerges among some fundamentalist ... More


shariʽa Society

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relation between interpretation and social hierarchy as defined by the dominant shari'a image of society. Shari'a texts lived in social relations, in human embodiers and ... More


The Paradigm of the Poets

Michael Herren

in The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606695
eISBN:
9780190606725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606695.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter relates the contents of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days to other authoritative documents of the ancient Near East, namely, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the ... More


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