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Introduction

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The hajj has always had far-reaching political ramifications, but today, after a half century of sponsorship and regulation by governments around the world, it is more politicized than ever. In most ... More


Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Wes Williams

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159407
eISBN:
9780191673610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book studies the place and meaning of pilgrimage in European Renaissance culture. It makes new material available and also provides fresh perspectives on canonical writers such as Rabelais, ... More


Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. The ruling nationalist ... More


A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

John Demos

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The year 2000 marked the 30th anniversary of the publication of this title. The study examines the family in the context of the colony founded by the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Basing ... More


Weaving the Crown of Pilgrimage: The Spiritual and Polemical Dimensions of Pilgrimage and the Holy Places from an Anti‐Chalcedonian Perspective

Cornelia B. Horn

in Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199277537
eISBN:
9780191604171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277532.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the role of the Holy Land as a singular setting for the Christological controversies in the 5th century. In the context of pilgrimage to the numerous holy places, Peter’s own ... More


 Sovereign Spaces: Allahabad Fort and the Sangam, 1765–1860

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter draws attention to the fort of Allahabad, built by Akbar at the sangam next to the mela grounds, and charts the tensions that characterized the coexistence of these highly charged arenas ... More


 The Sarkari Mela: The Allahabad Kumbh, 1954

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The newly independent government took a prominent role in encouraging people to attend the first Kumbh after independence, which was held in a spirit of celebration. If critics of the British ... More


George Dyson, The Canterbury Pilgrims

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0103
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Just as Johannes Brahms went to the Lutheran Bible to appeal to his fellow countrymen in one mood, so George Dyson in a very different mood goes to the great English classic Geoffrey Chaucer to help ... More


Palestine in Late Antiquity

Hagith Sivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers an unconventional study of one corner of the Roman Empire in late antiquity, weaving around the theme of conflict strands of distinct histories, and of peoples and places, ... More


 “When in Our Music God Is Glorified”: Singing and Singing about Singing in a Congregational Church

Judith Gray

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Drawing upon the participatory worship and ethnography of its author, this chapter considers the frequent use of hymns that use singing as a text about the sacredness of singing in the hymnody of the ... More


God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

James Lochtefeld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book examines how sacred meaning is created, reinforced, and maintained in Hardwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site (tirtha). Hardwar’s religious identity is inextricably tied to the river ... More


The Periphery of Dreams and Deserts

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

To reflect on the formation of landscapes in late antiquity, it is useful to start with mindscapes — the terrain of dreams and of dialogues beyond the limits of time and space. This chapter argues ... More


Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Jonathan Bellman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chopin's Second Ballade, op. 38, composed in the late 1830s and published in 1840, is a well‐known yet poorly understood work. Not only was the piece rumored to exist in an alternate version and to ... More


An Illuminated English Guide to Pilgrimage in the Holy Land: Oxford, Queen’s College, MS 357

Kathryn M. Rudy

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Few medieval pilgrims' guides were written in English; even fewer were illuminated. This chapter examines Oxford, Queen's College, MS 357, a manuscript made in England in the late fifteenth century, ... More


The Polish Pilgrims and the Operatic Imperative

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

When it first appeared, Chopin's Second Ballade was accorded such labels as “Polish Ballade” and “Pilgrims’ Ballade” by early hearers. The composer's beloved native land was in a desperate situation, ... More


Finding a Sense of Place

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter endeavors to present the idea of “place”—as an abstract set of ideas associated with a geographic “space”—as it applies to Hindu ideas both about pilgrimage sites (tirthas) in general ... More


The Hardwar Pandas

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Pandas are local brahmins who serve as hereditary pilgrim guides. Each panda family has the rights to pilgrims from a particular Indian region, and pandas protect these rights ... More


Pilgrims and Visitors

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Pilgrims are Hardwar’s religious consumers, whose money sustains the city economically and whose reverence and piety help to sustain it religiously. Pilgrims come to Hardwar for many different ... More


Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in a Changing World

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The concluding chapter examines how Hindu pilgrimage—and ideas about pilgrimage—have been affected by social change. One such change is the promotion of tourism, which has brought significant ... More


Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Robert R. Bianchi

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Each year, more than two million pilgrims from over 100 countries converge on the holy city of Mecca to reenact the ritual dramas that Muslims have been performing for centuries. While it is first ... More


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