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A Sacred City

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For more than twenty years, West African Muslims from the Muridiyya order, a Sufi brotherhood based in Senegal, have organized the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day parade in New York City. It is a ... More


Urban Processions: Colonial Decline and Revival as Heritage in Postcolonial Hong Kong

Joseph Bosco

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines four religious processions in urban Hong Kong: two celebrate the birthday of the deity Tam Kung and the other two are fire dragon processions. It begins with an overview of Hong ... More


The Successo della Peste

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter turns to northern Italy, where the majority of 1575–8 plague tracks were written and which broke physicians' near monopoly over these manuals, with bishops, parish priests, government ... More


Catholic Militants in France’s Protestant Heartland: The Capuchins of Languedoc

Barbara B. Diefendorf

in Planting the Cross: Catholic Reform and Renewal in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190887025
eISBN:
9780190887056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887025.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

In 1582, eighteen Capuchin friars arrived in Toulouse from Rome to establish houses from which to fight the Protestant heresy then spreading in Languedoc. Members of a strictly reformed congregation ... More


Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

John Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300196344
eISBN:
9780300249286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196344.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Plague remains the paradigm against which reactions to many epidemics are often judged. This book examines how a major city fought, suffered, and survived the impact of plague. Going beyond ... More


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