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Author Endresen, Cecilie.

Title Is the Albanian's religion really "Albanianism"? : Religion and nation according to Muslim and Christian leaders in Albania
Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (286 pages)
Series Albanische Forschungen ; v. 31
Albanische Forschungen.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Body; Acknowledgements; PART 1; Background; 1.1 Preface; Introduction; Albanians and the religious issue; Research questions; Overview of thesis; 1.2 Material and method; Background; Fieldwork; Presentation of primary sources: persons and institutions; Technicalities, transcription, translation, and terminology; 1.3 Theoretical framework; Introduction; The Study of Religion: a few notes on the discipline; Communities, identities, and boundaries as symbolic constructions; Nations as symbols, nationalism as discourse; Identities and otherness
Continuity and changeConspiracies and suffering; The past as a moral template; Rivalry and proximity; Albanianism reconstructed; Towards a new civil religion?; Summary; Epilogue. Religion, nation, and Albanianism; Introduction; The Copernican turn of Albanianism; Overview of thesis; The symbolic construction of community; Othering, enemy images, and conspiracy theories; Bibliography; Primary sources; Secondary sources; Index
Muslims and Others in "Europe" and the BalkansSummary; 2.6 Sharing the cake: space, symbols, power, and resources; Introduction; Places of worship; Public symbols and symbols in public places; Political influence and discrimination; Summary; PART 3; Myths and identities: one and many Albanianisms; Introduction; One national community: the ambiguous Albanianist template ; Shaping the different Albanianisms; 1 The myth of religion as apolitical; 2 The myth of the Albanians' religious core; 3 The myth of religious tolerance; 4 The myth of provenance; 5 The antemurale myth; 6 The Skanderbeg myth
Myths as boundary-drawing mechanismsSummary; 1.4 Identities in context; Introduction; Communities and boundaries before Albanianism; Albanianism before 1912: from linguistics to independence; Albanianism and the Albanian state; From totalitarianism to anarchy and integration; Summary; PART 2; Accounting for nation and religion; 2.1 "The past"; Introduction; The Muslim community ; The Bektashi community; The Orthodox Church; The Catholic Church; Selective memories and religious divisions; 2.2 "Religious tolerance"; Introduction; Conceptions of religious tolerance
On the origins of tolerance: tradition and forefathersOn cooperation and leaders; On the theological foundations for tolerance; Religious similarities; Religious tolerance as a key symbol; 2.3 Salvation and theological differences; Introduction; Other theologies; Soteriological prospects; Religious newcomers and mission; Summary; 2.4 Religious diversity in practice: family and life rituals; Mixed marriages; Cemeteries; Summary; 2.5 Folk, faith, and fatherland; Introduction; The Muslim community; The Bektashi community; The Orthodox Church; The Catholic Church
Summary For over a century, Albanians have been urged to view religious differences as unimportant. But are they? By conducting an unique set of interviews with representatives of the country's high-ranking clerics, Cecilie Endresen tries to answer this question. The clerics speak of an interplay between nation and religion in the their own symbolic universes and expound on such themes as salvation, religious tolerance, historical developments, theological differences, and politics. While embracing national unity and religious tolerance as an overriding ethos, they nonetheless manifest a certain relig
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ISBN 3447190981
9783447190985