Constructing and Contesting Holy Places in Medieval Islam and Beyond

Andreas Görke (Editor), Mattia Guidetti (Editor)

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This volume brings together thirteen case studies devoted to the establishment, growth, and demise of holy places in Muslim societies, thereby providing a global look on Muslim engagement with the emplacement of the holy. Combining research by historians, art historians, archaeologists, and historians of religion, the volume bridges different approaches to the study of the concept of “holiness” in Muslim societies. It addresses a wide range of geographical regions, from Indonesia and India to Morocco and Senegal, highlighting the strategies implemented in the making and unmaking of holy places in Muslim lands.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages396
ISBN (Electronic)9789004525320
ISBN (Print)9789004525313
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2024

Publication series

NameIslamic History and Civilization


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  • Holy places in Islam

    Goerke, A. & Mattia, G., 2014

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