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Josef Meri, "The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria"

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Josef Meri, "The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria"
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0199250782 | 2003 Year | PDF | 3,62 Mb | 350 Pages


This accessible study is the first critical investigation of the cult of saints among Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the Near East. Through case studies of saints and their devotees, discussion of the architecture of monuments, examination of devotional objects, and analysis of ideas of "holiness", Meri depicts the practices of living religion and explores the common heritage of these two faiths.