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Author Albera, Dionigi.

Title Sharing sacred spaces in the Mediterranean : Christians, Muslims, and Jews at shrines and sanctuaries / edited by Dionigi Albera and Maria Couroucli
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Series New Anthropologies of Europe
New anthropologies of Europe.
Contents Introduction : Sharing sacred places, a Mediterranean tradition / Maria Couroucli -- Identification and identity formations around shared shrines in West Bank Palestine and Western Macedonia / Glenn Bowman -- The Vakëf : sharing religious space in Albania / Gilles de Rapper -- Komšiluk and taking care of the neighbor's shrine in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Bojan Baskar -- The Mount of the Cross : sharing and contesting barriers on a Balkan pilgrimage site / Galia Valtchinova -- Muslim devotional practices in Christian shrines : the case of Istanbul / Dionigi Albera, Benoît Fliche -- Saint George the Anatolian : master of frontiers / Maria Couroucli -- A Jewish-Muslim shrine in North Morocco : echoes of an ambiguous past / Henk Driessen -- What do Egypt's Copts and Muslims share? : the issues of shrines / Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen -- Apparitions of the Virgin in Egypt : improving relations between Copts and Muslims? / Sandrine Keriakos -- Sharing the Baraka of the saints : pluridenominational visits to the Christian monasteries in Syria / Anna Poujeau -- Conclusion: Crossing the frontiers between the monotheistic religions, an anthropological approach / Dionigi Albera
Summary While devotional practices are usually viewed as mechanisms for reinforcing religious boundaries, in the multicultural, multiconfessional world of the Eastern Mediterranean, shared shrines sustain intercommunal and interreligious contact among groups. Heterodox, marginal, and largely ignored by central authorities, these practices persist despite aggressive, homogenizing nationalist movements. This volume challenges much of the received wisdom concerning the three major monotheistic religions and the "clash of civilizations." Contributors examine intertwined religious traditions along the shores of the Near East from North Africa to the Balkans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
First published in French as Religions traversées, 2009
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Subject Christianity -- Mediterranean Region
Islam -- Mediterranean Region
Judaism -- Mediterranean Region
Religious pluralism -- Mediterranean Region
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Gaia & Earth Energies.
Helgedomar -- Medelhavsländerna.
Interreligiöser Dialog
Islam -- Medelhavsländerna.
Judendom -- Medelhavsländerna.
Kristendom -- Medelhavsländerna.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Religious pluralism.
Religiös pluralism -- Medelhavsländerna.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Mediterranean Region -- Religion
Medelhavsländerna -- religion.
Mediterranean Region.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
Author Couroucli, Maria.
LC no. 2011020226
ISBN 0253016908