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Quakers and the Witness of Suffering

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 analyzes the multi-layered polemics between Quakers and Congregationalists over suffering and political legitimacy. Believing that suffering was a crucial weapon in the apocalyptic Lamb's ... More


Berber Leadership and Genealogical Legitimacy: The Almoravid Case

Helena de Felipe

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the case of the first Almoravid amir, Yusuf ibn Tashfin (r. 1061–1106), a Lamtuna Sanhaja Berber, and the way that genealogy can legitimise political authority. More ... More


Embarrassing Cousins: Genealogical Conundrums in the Central Sahara

Judith Scheele

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on contemporary Central Saharan tawārīkh — more or less historic documents looking suspiciously like genealogies. It examines the debates over religious legitimacy, hierarchy and ... More


Ibn Khaldun The Statesman

Fromherz Allen James

in Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Ibn Khaldun's political ties and political involvement. Ibn Khaldun while he may support a particular ruler, he has a frequent attitude of ambivalence, especially toward ... More


Concepts of justice and the catalogue of punishments under the Sultans of Delhi (7th–8th/13th–14th centuries)

Blain Auer

in Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the boundaries between religious and political legitimacy during the 7th–8th/13th–14th centuries in Northern India. In an age that saw the Delhi Sultanate expand its rule to ... More


Foundational Legends, Shrines, and Ismāʿīlī Identity in Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan

Jo-Ann Gross

in Muslims and Others in Sacred Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925049
eISBN:
9780199980468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925049.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The history of rural shrines in Central Eurasia remains largely unstudied, despite the pivotal role they play as charters of Islamic identity and expressions of local Muslim piety. This paper seeks ... More


The Genealogical Legitimization of the Naṣrid Dynasty: The Alleged Anṣārī Origins of the Banū Naṣr*

Bárbara Boloix-Gallardo

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The fabrication of a distinctly prestigious genealogy was among the measures adopted by the Banū Naṣr to justify their right to govern al-Andalus. Several Arabic textual and epigraphic sources ... More


Mediation *

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the development of the new ritual expert conceived in the G?hyasātras and legitimated in the dharma literature. While the Brahmanical authors draw upon Vedic models of ... More


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