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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle EastAn Historical Perspective$
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474460965

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001

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Etic Concepts and Emic Terms

Etic Concepts and Emic Terms

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(p.9) 1 Etic Concepts and Emic Terms
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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0002

This chapter briefly surveys the definitions of 'sacred', as offered by leading scholars of religion. Whereas these accentuate the dichotomy between sacred and profane, the Arabic emic terms describe far-ranging degrees of holiness that were attributed to places and times.

Keywords:   etic, emic, sacred, profane, ritual

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