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Sharing sacred spaces in the Mediterranean : Christians, Muslims, and Jews at shrines and sanctuaries

Author: Dionigi Albera; Maria Couroucli
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012.
Series: New anthropologies of Europe.
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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  Read more...
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Albera, Dionigi.
Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean : Christians, Muslims, and Jews at Shrines and Sanctuaries.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dionigi Albera; Maria Couroucli
ISBN: 9780253016904 0253016908
OCLC Number: 899158352
Language Note: First published in French as Religions traversées, 2009.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages).
Details: 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.
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.
Series Title: New anthropologies of Europe.
Responsibility: edited by Dionigi Albera and Maria Couroucli.

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