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Iconic Texts: Damascus in the Medieval Imagination

Nancy Khalek

in Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199736515
eISBN:
9780199918614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the literary and architectural processes whereby Damascus, indeed Syria itself, received a sacred “treatment” at the hands of Muslim historians and patrons who incorporated ... More


1 Loca sacra: Religion and the Landscape before the Reformation

Alexandra Walsham

in The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199243556
eISBN:
9780191725081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243556.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between religion and the landscape of the British Isles from the prehistoric era to the eve of the Reformation. It explores the sacred geography of ancient ... More


Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241916
eISBN:
9780520931121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241916.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study sheds new light on one of the most spectacular changes to occur in late antiquity—the rise of pilgrimage all over the Christian world—by setting the phenomenon against the wide background ... More


Tantric Places or Practices

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines how Tantra appears materially on the ground in pilgrimages, temples, and iconography. Born in the Indian subcontinent, Hinduism, whether Tantric or “mainstream,” is deeply ... More


The Sainte-Baume and Its Many Layers

Anna Fedele

in Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199898404
eISBN:
9780199980130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898404.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyses the multiple meanings the pilgrims ascribe to the mountain, shrine and the cave of the Sainte-Baume. This was the most important pilgrimage site associated with Mary Magdalene. ... More


The Post-Soviet Treasure Hunt: New Sacred Histories and Geographies

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter shifts the focus back to contemporary Buryatia, taking a close look at the strategies used to re-consecrate postsocialist Buddhist landscape and the production of new sacred geographies, ... More


The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

André Padoux

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured ... More


Tantric Buddhist India and Its Tibetan Appropriation

in The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226356488
eISBN:
9780226356501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226356501.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

During the imperial era of Tibetan history, when peoples of the high plateau of Tibet began their slow conversion to and assimilation of Buddhism, the bulk of Buddhist practices, narratives, and ... More


Sacred Spaces and Interreligious Learning

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

in Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677565
eISBN:
9780190677596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677565.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

The major religious traditions of the world—Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, to name but a few—all stress the need for human beings to create sacred spaces where they can thrive. This ... More


Dealing with the Dragon: Urban Planning in Hanoi

Tam T. T. Ngo

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/9780520281226.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the religious and utopian nature of urban planning in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi's cityscape can be read as a text that discusses political, economic, social, and cultural processes ... More


Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Robert Hymes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Using a combination of newly mined Sung sources and modern ethnography, this book addresses questions that have perplexed China scholars in recent years. Were Chinese gods celestial officials, ... More


Historical Representations and Recent Changes

Jürgen Schaflechner

in Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190850524
eISBN:
9780190850555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850524.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 introduces the tradition of ritual journeys and sacred geographies in South Asia, then hones in on a detailed history of the grueling and elaborate pilgrimage attached to the shrine of ... More


Introduction

in The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226356488
eISBN:
9780226356501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226356501.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

If there is one place, one land, which the peoples of Tibet have held in highest esteem, above all others—even often above their own land—it is India. In Tibetan thought and action, Tibet and India ... More


“One Indian and a Negroe, the first thes Ilands ever had”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter tells the full story of the definition of bodies on Bermuda by focusing on the island's Atlantic connections to Africa and the Caribbean. It begins with an overview of the origins of ... More


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