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Sacred Topography

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter discusses sacred topography, providing a background to pilgrimage sites and the manner in which Jews and Muslims employed Scripture to refer to sacred places. It examines how Jews and ... More


How the Maya Shaped Their World

Marcello A. Canuto, Brett A. Houk, Terry G. Powis, and Barbara Arroyo

in Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066226
eISBN:
9780813058375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066226.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

“How the Maya Shaped Their World” provides context for the volume and describes its origins in the 14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, which took place in 2017 and was organized around the theme ... More


Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Brett A. Houk, Barbara Arroyo, and Terry G. Powis (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066226
eISBN:
9780813058375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066226.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya showcases interpretations and perspectives of landscape importance in the central Maya lowlands, Belize, and the northern and central Maya ... More


Contested Choreographies of Sacred Spaces in Muslim Bosnia

David Henig

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter seeks to document the complex nature and choreography of Bosnian Muslims' relations with holy sites in the context of debates on sacred landscapes in the Balkans and the Mediterranean. ... More


The Construction of Religious Space in Pausanias

William Hutton

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the way Pausanias, the 2nd century CE author of the Periegesis of Greece, constructs a religious landscape, focussing on his account of Corinth. It starts from the observation ... More


Garden of Solomon: Landscape and Sacred Pasts in Kashmir’s Sixteenth-Century Persian Narratives

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 1 examines late-sixteenth century Persian tazkiras (Sufi biographies) and tarikhs (historical narratives) to argue that they were part of a shared narrative practice that made little ... More


Buddhist Landscape and Cultural Memory

Maurizio Peleggi

in Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866068
eISBN:
9780824876913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866068.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 1 considers the Buddhist inscription of Thailand’s landscape across the longue duree of history. One main theme in this chapter is the replication in situ of the sacred geography of India and ... More


Conclusion: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Arezou Azad

in Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687053
eISBN:
9780191766954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687053.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam, World Religions

The conclusion highlights three important aspects in the study of the history of places, of which sacred landscapes form a part: the question of textual transmissions and genres that affect the ... More


Blessing Falling from the Sky

David Henig

in Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043291
eISBN:
9780252052170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043291.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the dynamics unfolding around the politics of Muslim holy sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina today. It focuses on the outdoor spaces of veneration and prayer (dovište), from small ... More


The Sacred Sites and the City

Arezou Azad

in Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687053
eISBN:
9780191766954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687053.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam, World Religions

In the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh the landscape is dominated by places of worship, pilgrimage and supplication of the spirits of previous generations of learned and pious people. Identifying these sites—a study ... More


Landscapes

Ruth Gamble

in Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: The Third Karmapa and the Invention of a Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190690779
eISBN:
9780190690809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690779.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Buddhism

Chapter 4 looks at the relationship between space and the reincarnation tradition. It explains the cultural geography of Tibet and how Tibet’s sited traditions were pressed into service to aid the ... More


Identity, Naming, and Division

Letty ten Harkel and Chris Gosden

in English Landscapes and Identities: Investigating Landscape Change from 1500 BC to AD 1086

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198870623
eISBN:
9780191913266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870623.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

We focus on evidence of naming the landscape in the medieval period starting with evidence from Domesday Book (1086 AD) and then moving backwards. We make links between names, the use of the ... More


The Founding of a Home for Scientific Religion: Swami Yogananda and Southern California’s Spiritual Frontier, 1920–1925

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces Yogananda’s early years in the United States. The chapter begins by examining the conference that brought him to the U.S. and his presentation on “the Science of Religion,” ... More


Stone Settings and Sacred Landscapes: Three Case-Studies

Chris Scarre

in Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines sacred landscapes in Brittany. These include those in Saint-Just in central Brittany, those of the Crozon peninsula in the far west, and those of the Avrille region to the ... More


Wrecking Nature

Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong

in Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208111
eISBN:
9789888268191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208111.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Tibetans conserve the natural environment out of their respect for sacred landscape, yet the ecologically fragile Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is being eyed by the Chinese for its bounties of freshwater ... More


Life in the Nasca Desert

Christina A. Conlee

in Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062020
eISBN:
9780813051857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062020.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter covers the geography, natural resources (water, soil, plant, and animal), and environment of the Nasca region. The natural and climatic phenomena that impact the area are described and ... More


Karnak’s Quaysides: The Embankments from the New Kingdom to the Kushito-Saite Period

Mansour Boraik

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Kushite sacred landscape and Twenty-fifth Dynasty finds at Karnak. It is based on the results of archaeological excavations undertaken by a team from the Supreme Council ... More


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