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Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic worship : holy places, ceremonies, pilgrimage

Author: Amikam Elad
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1995.
Series: Islamic history and civilization, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship treats of the holy sites of the Muslims in Jerusalem and the ceremonies and pilgrimage to these places during the early Muslim period. It is based principally on primary Arabic sources, some of which have been used for the first time. Emphasis is given to the works of 'Literature in Praise of Jerusalem', an important and unique source for the history and topography of the city.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amikam Elad
ISBN: 9004100105 9789004100107
OCLC Number: 30399668
Description: vii, 196 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Construction Works on the Haram During the Umayyad Period --
A. Introduction: The Umayyad Caliphs and Jerusalem. B. The Major Construction Works on the Haram During the Umayyad Period. C. Other Constructions on the Haram in the Umayyad Period --
Ch. 2. Worship and Pilgrimage in Jerusalem. A. Muslim Worship in the Holy Places of Jerusalem. B. The Visit and Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and its Holy Sites --
Ch. 3. The Holy Places in Jerusalem During the Early Muslim Period. A. The Haram: The Dome of the Rock. B. Additional Places on the Haram. C. Holy Places Outside the Haram --
Ch. 4. The Religio-Political Status of Jerusalem During the Umayyad Period --
Appendix: A Mid-16th Century Guide for the Muslim Pilgrim to Jerusalem.
Series Title: Islamic history and civilization, v. 8.
Responsibility: by Amikam Elad.

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Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship provides fascinating new information about the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem, rituals and pilgrimage to these places during the early Muslim period. It is  Read more...

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